On Wednesday morning three masked terrorists stormed the Paris office of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine. Carrying assault rifles, they killed at least 12 and wounded at least 11 before fleeing in a stolen car. They then are believed to have taken to the city’s vast subway system. The assailants are still on the loose.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 7, 2015
As one might predict, this satirical magazine has published cartoons and articles lampooning Islamic radicals. Different terror groups have condemned the publication, threatening retaliation for their comedic publishings of Islam. One of their last tweets before the attack mocked ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi.
At least 2 cops are reported to have been killed during the attack. Images captured police confronting the terrorists in the streets.
— AFP Photo Department (@AFPphoto) January 7, 2015
Cell phone footage captured the gunmen shooting and killing a police officer.
France has now raised its terror alert level to the highest level nationwide following the attack.
As many are noting, this is an attack on free media, one of the first ingredients to a free society.
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters is calling this morning’s attack in Paris “an attack on free speech” He joins us at 11 AM EST. pic.twitter.com/83qNcnmkmt
— Varney & Co. (@Varneyco) January 7, 2015
Barry released the following statement on the attack.
Statement from Obama condemning the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. pic.twitter.com/uKIKZwBdow
— Chris Johnson (@chrisjohnson82) January 7, 2015
A massive manhunt for the terrorists is underway, something we in Boston can relate to.
What we saw in Boston in terms of a manhunt, will now be done on a larger scale in Paris … Manhunt for Paris Massacre Gunmen — Robert Passarella (@robpas) January 7, 2015
As is tradition, these cowards will not likely let themselves be taken alive. We will be here to keep you updated on how that turns out. In the mean time, keep joking, keep cartooning, keep lampooning. It’s fun and these jihadists just don’t like fun.