There cannot be many people who are not appalled by the events in France recently.
There can be no justification for the actions of the three terrorists who killed so many people in cold blood and in none of the faiths is there a call for this type of action.
All the major faiths call for a resolution of differences using peaceful means.
Most people will also agree that the right to free speech is something which is important and should be maintained in our world.
However, when seeing the content of the first edition of Charlie Hebdo since the terrorist attack on their offices I am somewhat troubled.
It seems to me to be symptomatic of a number of issues in our world today.
Full column in this week’s (22 January) people’s paper.