Photo: Crowds forming in Paris in a demonstration of solidarity
In the hours following the attack, jihadist sympathizers sent a flurry of tweets praising the operation
What’s it going to take? French jihadists open fire in a well-orchestrated, well-planned attack on the editorial offices of a magazine and slaughter 12 in cold-blood, the latest in a relentless, brutal war on freedom across the world. And the media, the very target in this latest act of islamic terrorism, is …. still stumping for the savages. Even now. Even still.
What’s it going to take?
Journalists are beheaded with unimaginable brutality. Freedom of the press and freedom of speech is the number one target of the global jihad. The blood is still warm in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, and the media is attacking — those who believe in freedom.
Bloody, effing cowards.
The people won’t stand for it.
As I predicted, the Muslim leaders and the enemedia are hand-wringing and finger-wagging at the fictional “backlashophobia” and “islamophobia,” while their journalist colleagues lay dead.
Muslim leaders “cautioned that the rise of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe risked strengthening support for jihadists across the continent.”
Here is comes the second wave of a jihad attack. Whack and whine. Kill and cry.
What is the response in the Muslim community? They have stepped up security to at the mosques — “fear of reprisal” that never comes.
Why do they continue to perpetuate that lie instead of taking genuine and meaningful action to start fighting the jihad?
Where are Muslim leaders and mosques teaching against the ideology that commands jihad?
Right now, nothing is being done to stop jihad recruiting in US mosques, even as several hundred young Muslims from the US have gone to wage jihad for the Islamic State.
If the moderates really reject extremism, let them show it by instituting genuine programs to teach against this view of Islam.
The Guardian (of course) warns us to resist the “clash of civilizations narrative” and the “the relentless questioning of Muslims’ loyalty.”
And the geniuses at The Huffington Post: What Is Behind Europe’s Rising Islamophobia? Jan 5, 2015
“Muslim Leaders Warn on Anti-Islamic Sentiment in Europe” Wall Street Journal, January 7, 2015
Muslim leaders condemned the attack on offices of a French satirical magazine but at the same time, they cautioned that the rise of anti-Islamic sentiment in Europe risked strengthening support for jihadists across the continent.
In the capitals of Muslim nations, government ministers took to the airwaves to voice sympathy and solidarity with France after gunmen killed 12 people in an attack on the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a magazine targeted in the past for its cartoons on Islam.
In Europe, Muslim leaders condemned the attack and called for tolerance, as some mosques stepped up security to protect against possible reprisal attacks. On social media sites Twitter and Facebook, Islamic organizations condemned the assault, with many using the top-trending #CharlieHebdo to express solidarity.
In Cairo, Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry said Egypt “stands in France’s corner” in a fight against terrorism that threatens global security and stability. That message was echoed in similar statements from the governments of Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Iraq, where authorities are waging war against the extremist group Islamic State with expanding air and ground support from a U.S.-led international coalition.
In Turkey, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemned the attacks but also warned anti-Islamic sentiments in Europe were helping fuel terrorism.
“We need to battle both Islamophobia and terrorism. We underlined the dangers of increased racism, discrimination and Islamophobia in Europe time and time and again. These are directly linked to terrorism, they affect each other,” he said.
The brazen attack comes as governments across the Islamic world are divided over how to tackle the rise of Islamic State militants and European capitals are increasingly fearful of attacks from returning citizens who traveled to fight alongside radical groups on the battlefields of Syria and Iraq.
Spectacular terrorist attacks by Sunni radical groups have hit Islamic capitals with increasing frequency in recent months. In the early hours of Wednesday, a suicide bomber driving a minibus killed at least 33 people in the heart of Yemen’s capital San’a as cadets gathered to enroll at a police academy.
As dusk fell on Paris Wednesday, it was unclear who was responsible for the attack, although terrorism analysts said it bore the hallmarks of an assault by battle-trained jihadist fighters.
In the hours following the attack, jihadist sympathizers sent a flurry of tweets praising the operation, with some redistributing a November 2014 video from Islamic State’s al-Hayat Media Center calling for lone-wolf attacks in France, according to SITE Intelligence, a group that monitors jihadist activity.
Across Europe, Islamic organizations vehemently condemned the attack and called for greater dialogue between faith groups to combat societal frictions.
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