Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Muslim Gunmen Kill Twelve at Headquarters of French Satirical Newspaper

(NRO) Gunmen attacked the Paris offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo this morning, killing at least twelve according to reports. According to police, the gunmen shouted, “We have avenged the prophet.”

Following is a screenshot from a graphic video of the attack:

The attackers seem to have had Kalashnikov rifles and a rocket-propelled-grenade launcher; observers say they seem to have been professionally equipped and competently trained. There appear to have been at least two gumen, who escaped by car.

The damage to one French police car:

In 2011 years ago, the offices of the same paper were firebombed soon after the paper published an issue satirizing Islam.

The paper didn’t let up after the 2011 attack. In fact, just this morning it tweeted out the following cartoon, with Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi wishing his audience the best for the new year:

Video: Jihadists execute wounded police officer: