Rabat - French-Moroccan comedian Jamel Debbouze has spoken for the first time on the attacks against satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Rabat – French-Moroccan comedian Jamel Debbouze has spoken for the first time on the attacks against satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Speaking on French television programme “Sept à huit” aired Sunday night on TF1, Jamel Debbouze said he was proud to be “Muslim and French”, adding that he was also “destabilized” the cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad “which did not make him laugh.”
“My France is that of difference, tolerance, peace,” the actor said. “
It’s a country with noble values. I will defend France heart and soul for everything it brought to my family,” he added.
Debbouze said that he is a French Muslim who is married to Mellisa Theuriau, a Christian woman, and that his son is called Leon Ali and his daughter Leila Fatima Bridgette.
Debbouze described as “silly and disrespectful” the incident in which some children marred the minute of silence in honor of the victims of terrorist attacks in France, saying these children were “uneducated.”
Moved, with tears in his eyes, he concluded: “terrorism has no religion. We must not forget what happened. Never again, never again this terror. We cannot pretend it did not happen.”