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New hero of France, Muslim cop Ahmed

PARIS: Muslim cop Ahmed Merabet has become a hero in France as he lost his life facing Charlie gunmen Hebdo in Paris.

The story of Merabet’s confrontation with the Paris terrorists is turning out to be one of the most poignant in the whole affair and it’s proof, if further proof were needed, that Muslims are much more frequently the victims.

Paris locals has started the trend #JeSuisAhmed couple of days before following his death and expressing their grieves and condolences on social media site Twitter.

Merabet, originally from Livry-Gargan in north eastern Paris, had been a fully-trained police officer for eight years.

Today his police union colleagues released a statement, stating they were in shock after seeing him ‘shot down like a dog’.

Rocco Contento said that ‘We are all extremely shocked. The police are deeply affected by the video of the murder of their colleague circulating on some networks.’

Ahmed was one of 12 people killed in the terrifying attack, including eight journalists at the offices of the French satirical newspaper, two guests, and one other policeman.

Tributes for Merabet from all around the world are being shared by using the #JeSuisAhmed.