In midday Paris at least 12 persons were reported to have been slaughtered in a brazen attack by three masked Jihadis armed with Kalashnikov rifles and an RPG. The dead include a French policeman and members of the courageous team at Charlie Hebdo, a satiric weekly, including the editor and at least three cartoonists. This marks the latest example of “revenge” for daring to criticize the Prophet and his message at risk of life and limb. The perpetrators escaped and a manhunt is now underway to apprehend them. It was clearly an Islamic terror attack. Some Metro stations and schools have been locked down. We are concerned that French Jewish communities be given protection by the Interior Ministry against similar reprisals.
There have prior attacks at Charlie Hebdo in 2007, 2011 and 2012 over offending satiric cartoons. However, today’s is by far the worst. It should not be lost on anyone that this is the latest in the string of armed retribution against those tolerating Muslim sensibilities in Eurabia. All while officialdom wrings it hands over protest rallies by Pegida in Germany, the renewal of prosecution against Geert Wilders in The Netherlands, Paul Weston in the UK and the Swedish Democrats for criticizing mass Muslim immigration.
In November 2011, when Charlie Hebdo’s office was firebombed we posted a number of Charlie Hebdo satirical covers, Shocking! “Charlie Hebdo” covers screams The Daily Beast … . When the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack occurred Charlie Hebdo produced a cover attacking the alleged cheap internet video , Video of Charlie Hebdo Cartoons on “Innocence of Mohammed Film” in Translation .
We commented in the November 2011 post:
Charlie Hebdo should be given a French Legion of Honor rosette as a cultural icon in la belle France and the EU. An EU now enforcing OIC blasphemy codes in a blatant attempt to silence free speech and criticism of a religion, Islam. We trust that Danish Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and Swedish artist Lars Vilks were among the first to offer their support to their French colleagues. Charlie Hebdo is emblematic of Westergaard’s dictum: “free speech, USE IT.”
In our November 2011 post on the firebombing attack on Charlie Hebdo’s editorial offices we published these ‘offending covers’ over the period from 2001 to 2011: