David Pope @davpope Follow
On January 7, at 11:30 AM in Paris France, three gunmen ententered the building two doors down from the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a famous French cartoonist office known for stirring lots of emotions with their controversial cartoons. The men had the wrong address and took a postal worker and another worker hostage and forced them to sit and ask in the building where the office of Charlie Hebdo was. They went to the correct place and then killed a security officer (a Muslim security officer).
A Charlie Hebdo female cartoonist, Corinne Rey, was taken hostage and forced to take the three guys to the office of Charlie Hebdo. She tried to take them to the wrong floor but the men caught on and she was forced to take them to the correct floor. Rey hid under a desk while the men started killing people. They were about to shoot one woman in the head but told her they would let her live since she was a a woman but that she needed to read the Quran. The men were screaming “Allahu Akbar” and “You will pay because you insulted the propet” as they shot up people.
In the end, twelve people died and eleven were injured.
Ruben L. Oppenheimer @RLOppenheimer Follow
I taught Social Studies for twelve years. When teaching my students about “terrorism,” I stressed that terrorist use the tactic of complete surprise attacks usually on civilian targets. You have innocent people trying to live peacefully and BAM they are dead because someone decided that they needed to pay for something that they had no involvement in. You could be taking your wonderful family to Disney World and BAM, your entire family is dead on an airplane, because a terrorist has decided that they must make a statement. How many innocent Muslims were killed on 9/11 because of this insanity?
Karen Attiah ✔ @KarenAttiah Follow