#CharlieHebdo Attack. I have just been asked by AlJazeera if CharlieHebdo journalists should apologize (for making fun at Islamists).
— Agnes Poirier (@AgnesCPoirier) January 7, 2015
And of course the Turks don’t waste any time!
Turkish ministers notes ‘Islamophobia’ while condemning Paris newspaper attack
Two Turkish government ministers have condemned the deadly shooting attack on a French satirical newspaper, while also calling on Europe to tackle the rise of Islamophobia.
“Whatever is its reason or target, we are against all kinds of terror,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu told journalists Jan. 7, hours after hooded gunmen stormed the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo in the worst militant attack on French soil in recent decades.
Çavuşoğlu added terrorism is the first of two elements that Europe must fight. The second problem, he said, “is racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia, which is on the rise in many regions of Europe.”
The Turkish FM asserted that terrorism and Islamophobia “affect and trigger each other.”
“People’s freedom of belief should also be respected. It shouldn’t be ridiculed or scorned,” Çavuşoğlu said. “Islam is a religion of peace and it is not right to associate it with terrorism.”
More here. H/T: Fjordman