Gunmen have attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing 12 people and injuring seven, French officials say.Another "lone wolf" act, not connected in any way to any other act of the kind, of course.
The magazine's latest tweet was a cartoon of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Islamic State leader.
"This is an act of exceptional barbarism," French President Fracois Hollande said to reporters."Exceptional"? Not a good time scoring political points, no good at all, so I'll keep my big mouth shut.
"This is a terrorist attack, there is no doubt about it," he said. The security level in the country has been raised to the highest position.
Later. Now, my deepest condolences to family and friends of the murdered.
Update: even if it is too early, this cannot be missed. The date is November 2, 2011:
Okay, so can we finally stop with the idiotic, divisive, and destructive efforts by “majority sections” of Western nations to bait Muslim members with petulant, futile demonstrations that “they” aren’t going to tell “us” what can and can’t be done in free societies? Because not only are such Islamophobic antics futile and childish, but they also openly beg for the very violent responses from extremists their authors claim to proudly defy in the name of common good. What common good is served by creating more division and anger, and by tempting belligerent reaction?Bruce Crumley, you were a stinking bastard four years ago already.