Coelho questions why those who tweeted #JeSuisCharlie aren't tweeting #IamMuath

Author says innocent people are the only losers of Syrian civil war

Web Desk February 05, 2015
Author Paulo Coelho. PHOTO: AFP

In the aftermath of the ruthless killing of Jordanian air force pilot Muath al Kasaesbeh and Japanese journalist Kenji Goto by Islamic State (IS) militants, Brazilian author Paulo Coelho tweeted the hashtag #IAmKenji and #IamMuath to express solidarity with the victims.

Several hashtags had been trending on Twitter even before the news of Kasaesbeh's violent killing emerged.

After IS released the video, allegedly showing Muath burning alive in a cage, Arab social media exploded with hashtags like 'Muath the martyr' and 'Muath the hero'.

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Coelho also expressed his view that by negotiating with IS, the Jordanian government would be legitimising them.

Coelho also questioned why the millions who had tweeted the #JeSuisCharlie hashtag were not tweeting #IamMuath.

The author was also vocal about who he thought was winning the war in Syria.


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