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    Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival (LEEFF) condemns Charlie Hebdo shooting

    Noon Foundation for Culture and Arts and Luxor Egyptian & European Film Festival have announced their full condemnation and denunciation of the barbaric attack on the journalists and the artists at Charlie Hebdo newspaper, which took place On 7 January 2015 in the heart of Paris, which killed 12 artists and journalists at the newspaper. The President of the Foundation director Mohamed Kamel Qaliouby said that the terrorist attack on the newspaper does not represent from near or far anyone who carries in his heart any kind of religious belief.

    Director Qaliouby has denounced the motives echoed by this attack as defense of the holy Prophet Muhammed and said: if the prophet of Islam was to be living with us, would he have felt good about what these mobs do in his name and whether they feel satisfied about the bloodshed and the insulting and defaming of more than one billion people around the world who embrace Islam! And he added: a response to any art even if it offends some people or religion believers has to be attacked with thought, art, and not using rocket launchers and Kalashnikov .. From her side, Magda Wassef president of the festival announced that the festival honors this year, French cinema through several sections which will be dedicated to the souls of all those artists who have been victimized by deceit and hatred.
    the festival will arrange a symposium (round table) in the 30th of January, to discuss (Terrorism and freedom of expression) with a group of Egyptian and European artists, filmmakers and cartoonists.
    That was re-announced during the festival press conference that took a place on 11th of January in Supreme Council of Culture, in the Cairo Opera House, Egypt.to announce the outlines and the program of the 3rd version of festival In the presence of Luxor governor among other distinguished guests and proper media coverage.

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