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Paris Attacks: Poignant Cartoon Uses #PrayForParis Hashtag To Plead 'We Don't Need More Religion'

14/11/2015 14:24 GMT | Updated 14/11/2015 15:59 GMT

One cartoonist has used the hashtag campaign which emerged following Friday's terror attacks in Paris to plead: "We don't need more religion".

Leading French cartoonist and filmmaker Joann Sfar wrote the message quickly after the #PrayForParis began trending worldwide.

Sfar appeals for the world to remember the life of Paris in their tributes, not just to commemorate those murdered by the terrorists.

A photo posted by Joann Sfar (@joannsfar) on

He wrote:

Friends from the whole world,

Thank you for #PrayForParis,

But we don't need more

Religion! Our faith goes

To Music! Kisses! Life!

Champagne and joy!

#ParisIsAboutLife

Nonetheless, millions have taken to social media to offer their gestures of support following the incidents which took place on Friday evening.

Sfar has previously drawn a tribute to the terror attacks at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo which took place in the French capital in January.

WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

  • At least 127 dead, and fears death toll could be around 140
  • At least five locations targeted in suicide bombings and shootings
  • Around 80 slain at Bataclan concert theatre after hostage situation
  • Restaurants, football stadium attacked in night of horror
  • Police leave cancelled and around 1,500 soldiers mobilised
  • French border controls increased, state of emergency declared
  • Eight extremists killed, all attackers thought to be dead
  • Manhunt under way for accomplices
  • David Cameron to chair meeting of Government Cobra committee

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