Like most Americans, I had never heard of the satirical Charlie Hebdo weekly French newspaper before today. It’s fare is not that kind that I would be interested in, even if it were available in English.
No matter how irreverent and insulting the periodical’s content, though, nothing it could have published – words and pictures – could have warranted the systematic, brutal attack that took place earlier today – nothing.
The ideology behind this, unless stopped, is a danger to the future stability of the world. There was likely three people working together in a terrorist cell and they are certainly not going to be the last. There is no doubt in my mind that other attacks will occur – and some will make it to America.