According to reports by BBC News, gunmen attacked the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The tragic event occurred on the 7th of January 2015. According to the BBC, 12 people, including french Journalists as well as French police officers, were killed and seven injured during the attack on the French magazine.
The BBC also revealed that a major police operation is under way in the Paris area to catch the killers who opened fire with assault rifles in the office’s of Charlie Hebdo. At least two masked attackers opened fire as well as exchanged shots with police in the street outside before escaping by car.
Social Media platform Twitter has been flooded with words of condolences as well as opinions of those based in Africa as well as across the world. To voice your opinion on this tragic event you can use the Hashtag #CharlieHebdo as well as #JeSuisCharlie
#CharlieHebdo EIC Gerard Biard: “I dont understand how people can attack a newspaper with heavy weapons. A newspaper is not a weapon of war”
— Tauriq Moosa (@tauriqmoosa) January 7, 2015
— Brent Lindeque (@BrentLindeque) January 7, 2015
As a Muslim, killing innocent people in the name of Islam is much, much more offensive to me than any cartoon can ever be. #CharlieHebdo
— Iyad El-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) January 7, 2015
“There are causes worth dying for, but none worth killing for.” ~ Albert Camus #CharlieHebdo
— craig stone (@craigstone_) January 7, 2015
Savagely murdering innocent people brings only shame, not honor. Monsters. #CharlieHebdo
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 7, 2015
#CharlieHebdo my thoughts are with you and the colleagues you have lost today. A great tragedy!
— Ashleigh Linington (@Ms_A_Venter) January 7, 2015
He who kills in the name of religion is the second-worst kind of human. He who preaches, praising such killing, is the worst. #JeSuisCharlie
— Mike Fitzsimon (@MikeFitzAU) January 7, 2015
Satire and comedy should never get you killed or cause you to live in fear. So sad. #JeSuisCharlie
— Jim Disney (@westcoasternet) January 7, 2015
— Republic Media (@Republic_Media) January 7, 2015
Every terrorist attack is a confession of weakness. If an ideology must depend on violence to impose itself, it holds no true power at all.
— Julie Lenarz (@MsIntervention) January 7, 2015