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Charlie Hebdo, then terror and high alert

A year after Charlie Hebdo attack, France recalls on reflects on 12 months of terror


 

PARIS — A year after Islamic extremists burst into Charlie Hebdo’s offices and gunned down the satirical newspaper’s staff, France is reflecting on 12 months of terror.

On Jan. 7, 2015, two French-born brothers killed 11 people inside the building where Charlie Hebdo operated, as well as a Muslim policeman outside. Over the next two days, an accomplice shot a policewoman to death, then stormed a kosher supermarket, killing four hostages. All three gunmen died.

France has been on high alert ever since, and was struck again Nov. 13 by extremists dispatched by the Islamic State group. French President Francois Hollande is speaking Thursday to police charged with protecting against new attacks.

Survivors of the January attacks, meanwhile, are continuing to speak out.


 

Charlie Hebdo, then terror and high alert

  1. I see that the comment I had posted earlier has been removed. I guess the folks at Macleans don’t like to be called out so publicly.

    If you want to prevent it in the future, then perhaps you should stop posting garbage on your site.

    I’ll give a quick recap, in the event that my post was simply mistakenly removed.

    The article includes this comment:

    “On Jan. 7, 2015, two French-born brothers killed 11 people inside the building where Charlie Hebdo operated, as well as a Muslim policeman outside. Over the next two days, an accomplice shot a policewoman to death, then stormed a kosher supermarket, killing four hostages. All three gunmen died.”

    And I pointed out the errors and corrected your copy.

    The author wrote “two brothers, as opposed to, Two Muslim brothers, and then goes on to include, “As well as a Muslim policeman outside” as though to make it look like Muslim’s were the victims of this attack as opposed to the perpetrators of the attack. It then goes on to mention the killing of four hostages, but fails to note that these weren’t people killed simply because they were hostages. they were killed by MUSLIMS simply because they were jewish. These were NOT people who were in the wrong place at the wrong time. These were people who were specifically targeted because they were jewish.

    Now, in the event another “mistake” results in this posting being removed, just be aware…you aren’t fooling anyone. In fact, you should be ashamed not for the blatant twisting and omission of facts to hide what really happened here, but you should be ashamed for being so pathetically predictable.

    You should be embarrassed to post such a fatuously Politically correct piece of garbage as the above article and consider it news. The fact you have removed my previous post; and most likely will remove this one as well….tells me that you already are.

    Pfftt….

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