Jan 7 2015
FRANCE! SCREAMING “ALLAU AKBAR” and “WE HAVE AVENGED THE PROPHET,” MUSLIM TERRORISTS ATTACK CHARLIE HEBDO SATIRE MAGAZINE, MURDERING AT LEAST 12 PEOPLE
MUSLIM TERRORISTS STILL AT LARGE. We all knew this was coming. Charlie Hebdo Magazine, whose satirical anti-Islam cartoons have often been featured at BNI, has been attacked by Muslims a few times before.
Here are the names and identities of the Muslim terrorists:
— Infosdefense (@Infosdefense) January 7, 2015
SKY News Three masked men kill 12 people after storming the offices of magazine Charlie Hebdo, then flee after a gun battle with police. 4 people remain in critical conditions and another 20 victims are injured including a pedestrian run over by the Muslim terrorists soon after the attack.
The bodies of victims have started to be removed from a Paris building as police launched a major manhunt for gunmen who killed 12 at the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Three masked gunmen stormed the offices of the controversial publication, which has previously been attacked over its portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed. They were armed with Kalashnikov rifles and are also thought to have had a rocket-propelled grenade during the attack on Wednesday morning.
Footage of France’s deadliest terror attack for 40 years shows one of the gunmen shoot a policeman in the head at point-blank range.
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What we know
- At least 12 people have been killed by gunmen attacking the offices of a French satire magazine, Charlie Hebdo, with automatic weapons.
- Eight of the dead were journalists, two were police, one was a guest of the editorial board, and one was at the reception desk.
- Among the dead are four well-known French cartoonists: “Cabu” (Jean Cabut), Georges Wolinski, “Charb” (Stephane Charbonnier), and “Tignous” (Bernard Verlhac). Also killed were Michel Renaud, the founder of “Rendez-vous de Carnet de Voyage,” a travel-themed art festival in the city of Clermont-Ferrand; Moustapha Ourrad, a copy editor; and Bernard Maris, an economist and professor at the University of Paris VIII.
- Eleven people were wounded, with four in serious condition, according to Paris prosecutor François Molins. Among them are two police officers and Philippe Lançon, a journalist.
- The gunmen from Wednesday’s attack escaped by car after a shootout with police.
- Charlie Hebdo is known for its provocative, satirical covers and cartoons, often lampooning religion or religious extremism — and particularly Muslim extremism. That has been controversial in France: some support the magazine’s stance, while others have criticized its Islam-related drawings. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius asked of them, “Is it really sensible or intelligent to pour oil on the fire?”
- A cartoonist who survived the attack said the gunmen said they were affiliated with al-Qaeda, according to Le Monde. A witness who saw the gunmen changing cars before the attack says they said they were affiliated with al-Qaeda’s branch in Yemen, according to 20 Minutes.
- A video uploaded to YouTube shows the gunmen fleeing the scene of the attack.
- Charlie Hebdo has been a terrorist target before. It was firebombed in 2011 after the magazine published a caricature of the Prophet Mohammed. Publishing portrayals of the Prophet Mohammed is considered by some Muslims to be an insult and religious violation.
- French President Francois Hollande called the massacre “a terrorist attack, without a doubt.” President Barack Obama called the attack “cowardly” and “evil,” adding that the shooting shows “terrorists fear freedom of speech and freedom of the press.”
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