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Mass Shooting At Newspaper In Paris

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

  3. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Yahoo now has a 12th person dead.
  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Let's not jump to conclusions regarding motive. It could be homegrown maybe a mentally deranged person or someone with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something. It could be anything.”
  5. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    10 journalists and 2 cops are dead.

    Let me repeat that, for those more interested in other aspects of this.

    10 journalists and 2 cops are dead.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Agree. There's obviously rumors but urge restraint until the proper authorities can provide conclusive evidence. It's
    still a very fluid situation.
  7. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Maybe the motive is religious in nature.

    Apparently, this paper had mocked the Pope:


    You know how violent Catholics can get when you mock the Pope.
  8. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    As we know The Catholic anti abortionists can be very radical.
  9. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    There will likely be major delays today in air travel. Suggest phoning ahead to your departure airport for
    updated travel information
  10. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How will newspapers cover this story?

    Do they reprint some of the cartoons that Muslims found offensive, as a part of telling the story?
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    The media is bending over backwards to avoid mentioning a possible motive.

    Charlie Hebdo has been attacked in the past for satirizing Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Its offices were firebombed in 2011 after publishing a cartoon of the prophet on its cover promising “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing!”

    The cover of the newspaper on Wednesday featured a caricature of Michel Houellebecq, a controversial novelist whose sixth novel, “Submission,” predicts a future France run by Muslims, in which women forsake Western dress and polygamy is introduced. On the cover, Mr. Houellebecq is depicted as a wizard and smoking a cigarette. “In 2022, I will do Ramadan,” he is shown saying.

    The book’s publication, ahead of presidential elections in 2017, comes as the increasingly influential far-right National Front has helped spur a loud and often acrimonious debate about immigration. The attack comes as nearly 1,000 French citizens have gone or planned to join jihadist groups in Iraq and Syria last year, further fueling concerns about radical Islam encroaching into France.
  12. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    No one in their right mind would openly defend such a heinous act, but in instances like this, it's always interesting (and unbelievably frustrating) to take note of who isn't saying anything.
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