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Gunmen Storm Paris Magazine | 12 Killed, 10 Wounded

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Paris MagazineGunmen on Wednesday stormed the offices of French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 and wounding 10, in an apparent terror attack.

Dressed in black hoods, the gunmen invaded the premises, firing automatic weapons at people, while shouting “Allahu Akbar,” a phrase commonly translated as “God is great,” USA Today reports. The attackers are also said to have remarked that the “prophet was avenged.”

The magazine is known for its controversial drawings and cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and other religious figures.

Among those killed were the magazine’s editor, Stephane Charbonnet and four cartoonists.

According to reports, hours before the attack, Charbonnet had engaged in a public feud with terrorist group ISIS via Twitter. He published a cartoon that appears to depict Abu Bakr al-Baghdad, leader of the group:

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Authorities are currently in search of gunmen.

Watch USA Today‘s report on the incident:

Photo Credit: AP/Twitter

16 Comments

  1. tony

    January 7, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Very violent people… far from a religion of peace… they all belong to the stone age!!

    • NagosBigBoi

      January 7, 2015 at 8:08 pm

      What if I made the following comment: “people called tony (with small t) are all religious bigots”.
      Would you not think that that was a silly generalization? Has the way that Christianity has been practiced over the centuries always been peaceful? Remember the crusades? Do all ultra-conservative religio-philosophy not show tendencies towards violence?
      Let’s be reasonable about insulting a broad range of people and their religion because a minority of their members act stupidly. It cuts across all religions.

    • NagosBigBoi

      January 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      Religio-philes

  2. Anon

    January 7, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    Poor victims. May their loved ones be consoled.

    Some heads will roll over this attack. They had intelligence that this attack was being planned, why were their offices not fortified? Why did the two shot policemen get there without guns? Just so sad. Now, the gunmen have disappeared into thin air.

    For the past few years, the magazine has been threatened and their website hacked. Two years ago, some politicians told them to tone down the rhetoric which they did but still said it was their right to freedom of expression. I just think people should stop using images of Mohammed, his prophets and his followers. These people do not play. They will come after you. Also, a lot of French Moslems are disaffected and it’s easy for them to break ranks and join A.Q.

    • Changing Faces

      January 7, 2015 at 5:32 pm

      And how many will they kill? The good thing is that these oyibos will do what they want! For the 12 they’ve killed, another 24 waiting to take over. Imagine if we were all ruled by these brutes? Animals who think only their opinions and feelings matter; and someone will now come and start writing long story of how they’re misunderstood! They better keep running around the world looking for who to kill, same way they’d keep being hunted like animals.

    • Leah

      January 7, 2015 at 6:55 pm

      I agree with you on the point that the building and it’s staff should have being well protected since they got a lot of treats. How very few gunmen could have carried such attack and got away with is absolutely unbelievable. Something somewhere went wrong and someone on the inside know how and why.
      I however disagree that the whole world should be ruled and terrorized by this evil prophet and his followers. Look at the kind of atrocity and blood shed this particular religion is causing all over the world. They want to enforce their evil believes on every one else with force and the rest of us have to walk on egg shells with these low lives. Isis, Boko haram, Al qaeda, Hamas, Hezbolla, Taliba, all terrorist groups are ALL Muslims. Imagine if all our actions were dictated by these people who themselves have no respect for human life and other religion. They have their freedom of speech, expression and religion but refuse to let others live in peace.

    • ekalor

      January 8, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Dear Leah,
      EVIL PROPHET??????????
      It’s like me saying that all Leah are daughters that their fathers forced/tricked men to marry….
      Please think objectively before your write

  3. bosma

    January 7, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Dis rerorism god help us oooo

  4. Tosin

    January 7, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    How terrible. How terrible.
    Tired.
    How terrible.
    What has Allahu’s Akbar-ing got to do with journalism, eh? Idiots. If there’s a hell, they’ll be the bosses. Unfortunately…

  5. JohnMatilda

    January 7, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    How can a human being in his or her right senses believe that killing a non muslim or anyone who by any chance criticizes their almighty prophet will make heaven and also get a reward?, destroying something u cannot make all in d name of religion beats me

  6. Zara

    January 7, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    What is happening to paris?? Robbery…gunmen!!!!

  7. LUKULUKU

    January 7, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Boko haram brothers. And Buhari dearest is very sympathetic with boko haram. Vote wisely, people

  8. mulikat

    January 7, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Anon you said French Moslems are disaffected and it’s easy for them to break ranks and join A.Q. But u forget theirs no french moslems is a christian country,simply because they give u nationalities u will think ,u are above the law,in western world they have freedom of speach.the best thing let them cheas out all this people out of their country,only the good ones stay,cos not all muslim are bad, am muslim, i can never kill you,we dont do that am from s.west we are mixed in our family. take back ur passport and send them back to country of their forefathers,that is the only way,no more visa for them.madona say many things about jesus and pope, even go into church ,people just speak bad about what she did,but nobody kill her.anything blood,what the hell is all,this,they just give islam bad name every place and we good muslim,they look at us with bad face, we are not same,their is this islam that like blood of human and their is Islam dont like blood of human,am happy i have good life here in the west,not all they do i like,but that never my cup of tea,i just need peace.

    • Anon

      January 9, 2015 at 1:40 am

      I will forgive you for your shonky English but your ignorance is no excuse.

      “But u forget theirs no french moslems is a christian country,simply because they give u nationalities u will think.” Bring out your history books and if you don’t have Google can help.”

      It is highly ignorant to say there are no French Moslems. It is even more ignorant to call France a Moslem country. It is a secular country.

      ” France has the largest number of Moslems in Western Europe.”
      “After their conquest of Spain, Moslem forces pushed into Southern France. They were defeated at the Battle of Tours in 732 but held Septimania until 759.”

      FYI there are first generation French Moslems. The country is their own just like the Caucasians.
      There is so much info out there for you to read. Read, read and read. Reading will also help you write/type well and articulate your points properly.

      I bet you are an advocate of sending non-indigenes in Nigerian states out of where they are domiciled to their home states.. I remember an earlier comment of yours where you typed that Jonathan has no right to rule Nigeria because he is from the South-South. Parochial views.

  9. xtsy

    January 7, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    Presently in Paris, don’t think I’ll venture out of my hotel room until departure date. Too young to die.

  10. mao

    January 8, 2015 at 10:37 am

    am i d only 1 who thinks dt dis terrorist groups r reli making us bliv dt islam is meant 4 violent pple.? cos i reli do not undastnd hw pple bliv dt d shed of blood paves way 2 paradise. it is written in Genesis 9:5 dt @d end of tym, God wuld demand an account for the life of anoda human. we nid God lead us aright o

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