Crocefisso Posted January 9, 2015 Share Posted January 9, 2015 Mod Note: Posts split from Today thread. ~@Randox You know OT is dead or indifferent when the Charlie Hebdo massacres don't get a thread. I know not of what you speak...if it mattered I'd have heard of it...maybe? It seems we grew out of our topic [bleep] phase. It used to be like a competition Islamist extremists attacked a satirical newspaper's offices in Paris (name of paper is Charlie Hebdo, known in Europe for naming the Prophet Muhammad their editor in chief in 2011) armed with submachines and maybe an RPG and killed 10 staff, including the editor in chief, a deputy editor, and several v famous cartoonists - cartoons are a big deal in France - including one very distinguished 80 year old. They also shot 2 police, one of whom they summarily executed - and it has been caught on camera. Both men (maybe 3) are still at large. Charlie Hebdo is going to published its next issue as normal, but the print run will go up from c. 50,000 average to 1,000,000 copies. So yes, it's a big deal, a) because shootings like these are far less common in Europe than America's love for high school massacres, and b) because it was a targeted assassination and these guys knew how to use their weapons. You don't need to know all the details, but it's rather ignorant not to know that cartoonists in Paris have been assassinated for jokes about the Prophet Muhammad. "Imagine yourself surrounded by the most horrible cripples and maniacs it is possible to conceive, and you may understand a little of my feelings with these grotesque caricatures of humanity about me." - H.G. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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