Charlie Hebdo Attack: #JeSuisAhmed Hashtag honours murdered police officer
The identification of one of the Charlie Hebdo attack victims as a Muslim has led to a new outcry of support online.
Ahmed Merabet was shot at point blank range on the pavement outside the newspaper’s offices in Paris.
Yesterday the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag went viral as a show of solidarity for the victims.
Today, a new slogan paying tribute to Mr Merabet is gathering momentum online.
Mr Merabet, a police officer in the 11th arrondissement brigade, was killed by the terrorists despite the fact that his hands were raised in a show of surrender.
A tweet by Dyab Abou Jahjah today reads: “I am not Charlie, I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so. #JesuisAhmed”
Within three hours, the tweet was retweeted 3,300 times.