Stéphane Charbonnier (French: [?a?b?nje]; 21 August 1967 – 7 January 2015), known as Charb ([?a?b]), was a French satirical caricaturist and journalist. He was assassinated by Islamist terrorists during the Charlie Hebdo shooting in January 2015.
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I am not afraid of retaliations. I don't have kids. I don't have a wife, no car, no credit. It may seem pompous, but I'd rather die standing than live on my knees.
Our job isn't to defend freedom of speech, but without freedom of speech we are dead. We can't live in a country without freedom of speech. I prefer to die than live like a rat.