'Lovers of death: If God exists, he hates you': Charlie Hebdo cartoonist has a message for Paris attackers

One of Sfar's cartoons Credit: Instagram/joannsfar

As France reels from its second devastating terror attack in under a year, a cartoonist for French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has posted a series of images voicing his anger.

Joann Sfar - who lost 12 colleagues when gunmen stormed the magazine's Paris office in Janary, marking the start of three days of terror for the city - posted 12 pictures to his Instagram page.

In one, he warns the "lovers of death" that, if their God exists, "he hates you".

In another, written in English, he urges the world not to pray for Paris, adding: "We don't need more religion."

"France is an old country where lovers kiss freely."

"Paris is our capital. We love music, drunkenness, joy."

"For centuries, lovers of death have tried to make us lose the taste of life."

"They have never done so."

"Those who love. Those who love life. At the end, it is always they who win."

"How beautiful it is, the motto of Paris"

"It is tossed by the waves but it doesn't sink."

"Terrorism is not an enemy. Terorrism is a way of acting. Repeating 'we are at war' without finding the courage to name our enemies gets us nowhere. Our enemies are those who love death. Under various guises, they have always been there. History forgets them quickly. And Paris dies. Who told them s***."**

"The people who are dead this evening were outside living, drinking, singing. They did not know that they had declared war."

"Instead of dividing us, you remind us of what is precious: Our way of life."

"Lovers of death, if God exists, he hates you. And you have already lost, on earth as in heaven."