Followers of Islam attacked a news office in Paris this morning and murdered at least 12 people. The office publishes a satirical newspaper mocking many things, including Christianity. But mocking Islam? Watch out:
As many as three Kalashnikov-toting shooters were being sought following the 11:30 a.m. attack at Charlie Hebdo, the publication known for challenging Muslim terrorists with a 2011 caricature of Prophet Muhammed on its cover and which recently tweeted a cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Two policemen and several journalists – including the cartoonist behind the weekly publication’s provocative images, were among the dead.
“We’ve avenged the honor of the prophet!” the killers shouted, according to witnesses who spoke to Sky News. Other witnesses said the men shouted “Allahu Akbar,” Arabic for “God is great.” The gunmen spoke French without any accent, according to Le Monde.
Will our president call the attack by its name — Islamic terrorism? Or will he call it the act of an isolated group that has nothing to do with Islam, despite what the murderers themselves claim?
Will the people of France do something about the growing Islamic threat in their midst, or will they capitulate and allow Muslims to dictate how westerners in their own countries will live?