People around the world sent thoughts and prayers to Paris after three groups carried out a massive terrorist attack. However, Charlie Hebdo artist Joann Sfar drew a cartoon asking people not to pray for France.
The artist said the world does not need more religion. Instead, the religion in France centers around music and champagne.
He retweeted a message that calls praying for France “cruel.”
"Pray for Paris" seems a cruel slogan to direct at a country whose very existence is a mass secular revolt against religious authority
— Doug Saunders (@DougSaunders) November 13, 2015
Authorities believe 128 people died and 352 were wounded in the attacks Friday night, for which the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) took responsibility.
In January, two gunman stormed into the Charlie Hebdo offices and slaughtered 12 people. The gunmen and their associates wanted to punish the magazine for drawing and publishing images of Mohammed.