This is, as is widely understood, an attack not only on real flesh and blood people, but an attack on real values, of freedom of speech and expression.
Freedom of religious expression and worship is very important, but everyone needs to understand and accept its limits. Someone’s right to freedom of expression and freedom of action stops at the point of their neighbour’s nose – you cannot interfere with, or impose your views on, or violently seek to silence, others.
There can be no place for religious intolerance or religious fanaticism. I salute the day in day out courage of the journalists and cartoonists of Charlie Hebdo, a bravery which stands in stark contrast to the cowardly resort to weapons and hiding behind masks which characterised their attackers.