I am not Charlie

Article published on Jan. 9, 2015

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I am not Charlie.

I am not radical Islamist.

I don't insult anyone's belief.

I don't think of killing anybody for no reason.

I am in the middle

With neutrality, peace and constructive dialogue.

This world is forcing you either to kill the offense,

Or to support the one who insults.

And after all,

Am I the one who pays for it?

Leave your arrogance,

Leave your violence.

Sercan Leylek / Oslo