Condemnation of the terrorist attack that occurred today in France at the satirical weekly “Charlie Hebdo”, in which 12 people were killed, is coming from all over the world. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon assessed the attack as a horrific and senseless crime which cannot be justified.
– It is a crime against freedom of speech and freedom of the media, the two pillars of democracy – said Ban.
US President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Vatican also condemned the attack, in which were killed four leading cartoonists of the weekly, including the editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier.
Obama condemned the attack and has offered assistance to France for taking the responsible parties before justice.
– France is the oldest ally of USA and stands side by side with us in the fight against the terrorists who threaten our security and the security of the world – said the US President.
– Canada is appalled by this barbaric terrorist act – said Canadian Prime Minister Harper.
The Vatican strongly condemned the attack, which spokesman of the Holy Chair Ciro Beneditini called “monstrous”.
-It is not an attack only on people, but also on the freedom of the media – he added.
President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Ann Brasserie, fiercely condemned the attack.
– I am deeply shocked by this terrorist act – she emphasized.
Meanwhile, member of Jihadist organization Islamic State praised the attack on French satirical weekly and said that it is a revenge for insults towards Islam.
– Lions of Islam avenged our prophet. These are our lions. This is the first step, and more will follow. Crusaders should be afraid – said Abu Musab, Syrian who fights in the ranks of ISIS.
Musab added that he and his comrades are happy about today’s attack.