At around 11 a.m. on Wednesday (January 7, 2015), heavily armed gunmen in black ski masks, shouting Islamic slogans, stormed the satirical newspaper office Charlie Hebdo in the deadliest attack in France in four decades.
Why Girl screams, “What have you done to the City of Love, YOU TERRORIST BASTARDS?”
Paris—the City of love, romance, art, fabulous wine, French cuisine, and jeux de vi. Home to a moveable feast of creativity in the 1920s with expatriate writers Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, and Hemingway who lived and worked amoung the European avant-garde. Senseless madmen have ripped Paris apart.
12 people were shot dead including editor Stéphane Charbonnier, known by his pen name Charb, the revered iconoclast cartoonist who had long defended his staff’s right to free speech.
French police have issued arrest warrants for brothers Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, AFP says. They have appealed to the public for information but warned that the men were “likely armed and dangerous”.
We sob for Paris.
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