Islamic Terrorists Kill 12 at French Mag

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franceAt least four of France’s most celebrated cartoonists – Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Georges Wolinski, and Bernard “Tignous” Verlhac – are dead after three gunmen attacked a satirical magazine in Paris on today, shouting “We have avenged the Prophet.”

Police said at least 12 people were killed, two of them police officers. The gunmen used automatic weapons and rocket-propelled grenade launchers in the assault on Charlie Hebdo and are still at large. The car used to get away was later found in the nearby 19th district, in north-eastern Paris. According to the AFP, the gunmen reportedly forced a staff member to open the door at gunpoint. Graphic videos shot from the roof of a nearby building show the assailants shooting and killing a police officer. According to witnesses, the gunmen told those left alive to tell the media they were from al Qaeda. School officials in Paris have canceled all school trips and any activities outside school buildings until further notice.

The magazine was the target of a terrorist attack before, bombed in 2011 after publishing an anti-Islamic cartoon. In his speech on the scene, French President Francois Hollande claimed that multiple terrorist attacks had been foiled in the past few weeks, and that this attack on the magazine happened even though it was under protection. Speaking from the scene on Wednesday, Hollande declared that “a manhunt has been launched.”

The magazine was the target of a terrorist attack before, bombed in 2011 after publishing an anti-Islamic cartoon. In his speech on the scene, French President Hollande claimed that multiple terrorist attacks had been foiled in the past few weeks, and that this attack on the magazine happened even though it was under protection.

The last tweet published on Charlie Hebdo’s Twitter before the attack was a spoof cartoon of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi giving a New Year’s greeting.

This was the last tweet posted by Charlie Hebdo:

tweet@Charlie_Hebdo/Twitter

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Please correct the story – these are “Militants” or “Activists”, not “Terrorists”.
    Also, instead of “Paris”, please use the term “Occupied Paristine”.

    Thank you,
    Your friend, Abu

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