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Offline thaiga

12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper, France goes on alert
« on: January 07, 2015, 08:59:39 PM »
PARIS: Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper on Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping. It was France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

French President Francois Hollande called the attack on the Charlie Hebdo weekly, which has frequently drawn condemnation from Muslims, "a terrorist attack without a doubt" and said several other attacks have been thwarted in France "in recent weeks."

France raised its security alert to the highest level and reinforced security at houses of worship, stores, media offices and transportation. Top government officials were holding an emergency meeting and Hollande planned a nationally televised address in the evening.

A witness who works nearby, Benoit Bringer, told the iTele network he saw multiple masked men armed with automatic weapons at the newspaper's office in central Paris.

The attackers went to the second floor and started firing indiscriminately in the newsroom, said Christophe DeLoire of Reporters Without Borders.

"This is the darkest day of the history of the French press," he said.

Luc Poignant, an official of the SBP police union, said the attackers left in a waiting car and later switched to another vehicle that had been stolen.

Paris prosecutor's spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre confirmed that 12 people were killed in the attack.

Video images on the website of public broadcaster France Televisions showed two gunmen in black at a crossroads who appeared to fire down one of the streets. A cry of "Allahu akbar!", Arabic for 'God is great', could be heard among the gunshots.

The extremist Islamic State group has threatened to attack France and minutes before the attack Charlie Hebdo had tweeted a satirical cartoon of that extremist group's leader giving New Year's wishes. The cartoon entitled ``Still No Attacks in France'' had a caricature of an extremist fighter saying ``Just wait — we have until the end of January to present our New Year's wishes.''

Charlie Hebdo has been repeatedly threatened for its caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and other controversial sketches. Its offices were firebombed in 2011 after a spoof issue featuring a caricature of the prophet on its cover. Nearly a year later, the publication again published crude Muhammad caricatures, drawing denunciations from around the Muslim world.

Wednesday's attack comes the same day of the release of a book by a celebrated French novelist depicting France's election of its first Muslim president. Hollande had been due to meet with the country's top religious officials later in the day.

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'Terrorists' In Deadly Shooting At Paris HQ Of French Magazine
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Online Taman Tun

Re: 12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper, France goes on alert
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2015, 10:06:04 PM »
The chickens are coming home to roost.  Western nations were supposedly defeating terrorism in Afghanistan whilst at the same time giving Muslims free access into Europe.  Western liberals are only too ready to heap accusations of racism and Islamophobia on anyone questioning the wisdom of allowing this immigration.  They completely fail to understand the intolerant non reciprocal nature of Islam.  Only Muslims follow the true God.  The rest of us are infidels and need to be exterminated. 

So having squandered countless billions in Afghanistan maybe Western countries will now wake up to the fact that they have been invaded by kind invitation of the right-on liberals.  Unfortunately there is no easy solution.  Western nations will have to develop the same level of intolerance to Islam that Islam tries to project on the rest of the world.  More liberal hand wringing will not solve the problem.
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Re: 12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper, France goes on alert
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2015, 10:17:55 AM »


Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, the late editor of Charlie Hebdo:

“I’d rather die standing than live on my knees”
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Re: 12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper, France goes on alert
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 11:14:14 AM »
TT - thought provoking.
And maybe the actions of the West in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen etc. have not assisted the Muslim world to tolerate infidels with any more ease.
I see on TV news that one of the Terrorists has turned himself in !
Strange.
 

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Re: 12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper, France goes on alert
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 02:27:01 PM »
Apparently so roger - there's a bit more here

One man sought in the deadly shooting at a French satirical paper has turned himself in, and police hunted Thursday for two heavily armed men with possible links to al-Qaida in the military-style, methodical killing of 12 people at the office of a satirical newspaper that caricatured the Prophet  abcnews.go.com

Hunt for 2 in French shooting that killed 12; 1 surrenders
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Re: 12 dead in attack on Paris newspaper, France goes on alert
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 08:08:48 AM »
It's reported that these two Guys may now be hiding in some large caves in a forest area.
Let's hope that they can be confined there and will be unable to kill more folks or take hostages.
 

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Re: Re:Charlie Hebdo manhunt: Live video stream suspects holed up
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 05:23:05 PM »
Charlie Hebdo manhunt: Live video stream

Police are in pursuit of the massacre suspects after shots were fired and people kidnapped this morning

Sky News Live


The Charlie Hebdo terror suspects are holed up at an industrial building near Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport - and two people have reportedly been killed.

It comes after gunshots were heard during a car chase on the N2 motorway as the suspects headed towards Paris.

Several police choppers are now hovering over the building.

The authorities have confirmed that an operation to detain the suspects is under way.

A grey Peugot 206 used in the chase was this morning stolen from Montagny Sainte Felicite between Crepy-en-Valois and Nanteuil-le-Haudoin.

Two people are feared to have died after shots were fired in north east Paris as the suspects in the Charlie Hebdo terror attack stole a car and took hostages.

Police cars and helicopters chased the stolen Peugeot up the N2 motorway toward Charles de Gaulle airport north east of Paris.

FULL STORY: mirror.co.uk
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