Charlie Hebdo attack: Three days of terror.
13th Jan, 15
Charlie Hebdo attack: Three days of terror . France is emerging from one of its worst security crises in decades after three days of terror attacks brought bloodshed to Paris and its surrounding areas. It began with a massacre at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday 7 January and ended with two sieges and a huge police operation two days later. Witnesses said they heard the gunmen shouting "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad" and "Allahu Akbar" while calling out the names of the journalists.
Nigel Farage says the West bears some culpability for Paris masacres because of foreign wars and mass immigration.
The Commentator asks if Islamofascism is the new fascism . Clare George-Hilley says "My grandfather didn’t fight for freedom in the Second World War against Nazi fascism, only to have Islamofascism take over whilst he’s stuck in a nursing home. I will not stand by and watch as Jewish people are persecuted, intimidated and forced to flee their homes."
Charlie Hebdo's first cover since the terror attack depicts the prophet Muhammad. The cover shows the prophet shedding a tear and holding up a sign reading “Je suis Charlie” in sympathy with the dead journalists. The headline says “All is forgiven”. Newspapers around Europe, including Libération, Le Monde and Frankfurter Allgemeine, have used the image online. The BBC showed it briefly during a newspaper review on Newsnight. In the US, the Washington Post, USA Today, LA Times, Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and CBS News ran the cover but the New York Times did not. In Australia, the ABC showed the image of the cartoon on its 24-hour rolling news programme but with a warning to viewers. The Guardian is running this cover as its news value warrants publication.