January 7, 2015

THEY FEAR BEING MOCKED: Gunmen storm Paris satirical newspaper, killing at least 12. “Masked gunmen opened fire Wednesday in the offices of a French satirical newspaper known for provocative content on Islam, killing at least 12 people and then escaping after carrying out the country’s bloodiest terrorist attack in decades.”

You know, if we aren’t careful this will cause people to think of Islam as violent.

UPDATE: Live-Blogging.

Plus, Amir Taheri: Terror in Paris — the limits of appeasement.

ANOTHER UPDATE: More from Claire Berlinski.

Plus this on Twitter:

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And this:

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MORE: Do Not Submit: Republish The Mohammed Cartoons Everywhere.

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STILL MORE: Roger Simon: Paris: Islam Strikes Again. “Egypt’s el-Sisi is right. Islam is in desperate need of a reformation, because right now it is not even a religion. It is a virus.” There are, of course, plenty of good Muslims. But they’re not driving the bus.

MORE STILL: The Washington Free Beacon republishes the cartoons.

PLUS: “Immediately recognizing that this domestic incident as an act of terrorism was a turnaround for the White House. The administration initially hesitated to use that label after the 2009 Ft. Hood massacre and the 2013 Boston Marathon, waiting until an international connection could be proved.” Well, good for them, finally.

Plus: The Financial Times embarrasses itself.