Gharlie Hebdo published its first edition since the attack on its offices last week that left 12 people dead. The cover was a cartoon of The Prophet Muhammad weeping over the perversion of Islam perpetrated by the terrorists against the humor magazine and kosher market in Paris last week. Charlie Hebdo printed 3 million copes of the issue which sold out overnight and two million more copies are being printed. In recent years the magazine printed an average of 60,000 copies per issue.
During the past week, a march for unity erupted in cities all across France. The event
attracted more than 3 million people and was reportedly that largest public gathering in
French history. The week also saw ISIS issuing a You Tube video showing one of the
terrorists, Ameday Coulibaly, pledging his allegiance to ISIS. Another video issued by Al
Queda, stated that they planned, financed and even trained the terrorists involved in the
attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices.
All three suspects are dead. Six potential members of a supporting terrorist cell are being sought. 17 people were executed in an Islamic Terrorist attacks on the offices of a satirical magazine published in France and a Kosher Meat Market. One of the killers was caught on video shouting “Allah Akbar!” as shots rang out at the offices of the magazine. Another was seen shooting a police officer who was lying wounded in the street. Many of the victims were shot execution style with wounds to their head and chest.
The magazine Charles Hebdo is known for lampooning Islam as well as other religions. Staff members killed included some of France’s top cartoonists. Two police officers were also among the victims. The Killers got away in awaiting cars. In separate incidents, a female police officer was killed as well as four hostages at a kosher meat market.
Three men who perpetrated the attacks were: Said Kouachi, 34, Cherif Kouachi, 32, attacked the offices Charlie Hebdo. The identity of the two brothers was discovered after one of them left their ID card in the abandoned getaway car. Cherif Kouachi had been arrested before for trying to join Islamic militants in Iraq. He served 18 months in prison for this. The two brothers were both killed when french police stormed a printing office they had barricaded themselves into and taken hostages. The Third Man, Ameday Coulibaly killed a police woman and held hostages at the kosher meat market. He was also on the phone with french reporters answering questions during the meat market stand off. Police entered, a gunfight ensued but Coulibaly was killed. He had already executed four of the hostages before the police entered. His girlfriend Javat Boumeddiene is being south as an accomplice but evidence suggests that she left France and entered Istambul via Madrid just days before the attack. She entered into Syria the day of the attack. Phone evidence shows that she was talking to Coulibaly during the standoff.
Pray for the victims. Pray for the capture of the assassins before they kill more people. Pray for the people of France. And for peaceful Muslims everywhere. Pray for peace. Work for peace. Think peace. Live for peacefully.