14/11/2015 09:24 GMT | Updated 14/11/2015 10:59 GMT

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

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!


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.


  • 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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