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Luc Besson urges French Muslims to buy pencils instead of weapon

The famous French director Luc Besson appealed to Muslim youth in France with an open letter.

Luc Besson urges French Muslims to buy pencils instead of weapon

In an open letter the legendary creator of Nikita and The Fifth Element urged the Muslim youth to pick up the pencils and pens instead of guns. The text of the letter was published in the newspaper Le Monde January 12.

Among other things, the famous director Luc Besson addressed to the French authorities, saying that they have to come up with education and employment solutions to help alienated youth.

In his letter, the man emotionally appealed to Muslims, "My brother, if you knew how much I hurt for you today, you and your beautiful religion defiled, humiliated, pointed at. It is unfair, and we will all stop this injustice."

Also, the director added that every now and then Muslims are associated with terror and jihad. In addition, he wrote, "It costs 250 euros to buy a Kalashnikov, but it's only 3 euros to buy a pen, and your response will have a thousand times more impact."

As it is known, the letter of the famous French director was a response to mass protests and demonstrations, which are now held in France, in connection with the shooting of Charlie Hebdo's staff on January 7. According to official reports, the attack on the editorial office was committed in order to avenge Prophet Muhammad whose cartoons were printed in the French satirical weekly.