Fanatics fear cartoonists: We must NEVER be silenced. Mac of the Mail reveals his stance on Paris massacre and says everyone must stand together to defend freedom of speech

00:55 09 Jan 2015, updated 05:22 09 Jan 2015 Terrorists are terrified of cartoonists. We have the power to make people laugh at them — we prick their lies and pretensions, and reveal how obscene and ridiculous they are. Of course they hate us. In the wake of the appalling massacre in Paris, some wonderful cartoons have been flying around the world. One pithy visual image can sum up emotions that could never be expressed in words. Scroll down for video One of my first thoughts when I heard the news was to draw a cartoon of Al Qaeda gunmen kneeling down to pray . . . but instead of facing Mecca, they are praying to Satan. I’ve been racking my brains, and I hope that today’s cartoon sums up what we’re all feeling.