The French Revolution, like the American Revolution, advanced an idea that was then revolutionary: people have basic rights.
Police officers Ahmed Merabet and Xavier Jugelé died protecting these rights.
“He was very proud of the name Ahmed Merabet, proud to represent the police and of defending the values of the Republic – liberty, equality, fraternity.”
Officer Merabet, a Muslim, was killed by terrorists who attacked a satirical newspaper known for mocking Islam.
Officer Jugelé, a gay man, was killed guarding the cultural bureau of Turkey, a Muslim country.