Despite the fact that they slaughtered his colleagues, shot off the decrease half of his face and triggered him to spend 9 months in hospital, journalist Philippe Lançon insists he doesn’t hate Mentioned and Cherif Kouachi.
The Kouachi brothers, who had hyperlinks to the terrorist group al-Qaeda, attacked the workplace of the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo on January 7, 2015 — 5 years in the past right this moment.
Armed with assault rifles, they killed 12 individuals and injured 11 extra. Lançon, who was a columnist for the paper on the time, was one of many survivors.
“I do know individuals who hate them and who hate people who find themselves backing them. That is not my case,” he advised The Present’s host Matt Galloway.
“Possibly as a result of I do not need to take into consideration these guys, so I do not hate them,” he mentioned, clarifying that he was terribly saddened by what that they had carried out.
“I suppose they have been silly individuals — morons,” he added. “However … we do not know what’s at the hours of darkness aspect, actually, of those individuals.”
Lançon lately revealed a guide about his experiences on the day of the assault and his lengthy highway to restoration, known as Disturbance: Surviving Charlie Hebdo.
That morning, he was in an editorial assembly when out of the blue he heard shouting and commotion in the principle workplace. He instantly knew that one thing was improper.
The journal wanted armed safety due to repeated loss of life threats following the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in 2006.
Lançon noticed the police officer assigned to…