Ko Au Charlie – We Stand With Charlie Hebdo

Stéphane Charbonnier, editor of the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo standing in front of his office after it was firebombed in 2011. Mr. Charbonnier was killed by gunmen shouting "We have avenged the prophet" along with 11 other people in Paris on January 7, 2015. Photo: Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images.
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Since the Tongan Constitution of 1875, the Kingdom has guaranteed freedom of speech. Sometimes that freedom was tested but always, in long run, it prevailed. Freedom is not easy, but without it, what are we?

We greatly mourn the loss of the heroic writers and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo and the brave police officers. Words can not express how we feel about the attack in Paris. It was an attack on all who value freedom. And it will fail.

Ko au Charlie.

Stéphane Charbonnier, editor of the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo standing in front of his office after it was firebombed in 2011. Mr. Charbonnier was killed by gunmen shouting "We have avenged the prophet" along with 11 other people in Paris on January 7, 2015. Photo: Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images.

Stéphane Charbonnier, editor of the French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo standing in front of his office after it was firebombed in 2011. Mr. Charbonnier was killed by gunmen shouting “We have avenged the prophet” along with 11 other people in Paris on January 7, 2015. Photo: Alexander Klein/AFP/Getty Images.

 

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1 Comment on Ko Au Charlie – We Stand With Charlie Hebdo

  1. Haamongaamaui // June 13, 2015 at 1:21 am // Reply

    I understand freedom of speech and information but when your media outlet publishes satire concerning any religion or faith ,don’t expect people not to retaliate because that’s just unreal.Its a sensitive subject and people get killed in cold blood for the religion they follow just look at history and the middle east right now. Kataki fakamolemole ‘o Ki’i male’ei atu ange ‘a “Ko au Charlie”.Malo

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