Breaking News UPDATE on January 8:
A female police officer has reportedly died of her injuries after she and a colleague were shot in southern Paris this morning, less than 24 hours after the gun attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. At the same time disturbing reports of apparent revenge attacks on Muslim targets appeared from different parts of France. [Source: The Independent on Jan. 8, 2015]
Screenshots from a video that could be recorded at the time of the "Charlie Hebdo" incident.
According to latest news, 12 persons died in the shooting and 12 were injured including four
in grave conditions. French police is now tracing three suspects, two of them being brothers.
In the frame of a nationwide search, a spectacular raid was reported from the town of Reims.
Cherif Kouachi, 32 (left), convicted terrorist and French-born orphan of Algerian parents, is one
of three suspects in the Charlie Hebdo incident. His role is considered as essential in the terror
attack. The other suspects have been named as Cherif’s brother, Said Kouachi, 34 (right), and
Hamyd Mourad, 18, who has allegedly turned himself in to the authorities.
On January 7 and the following day, tens of thousands of French citizens assembled in huge
demonstrations directed against terrorism and in favour of free speech. [Source: France24]
French citizens taking to the streets.
The Great Magician predicts: "In 2015 I'll lose my teeth, in 2022 I'll celebrate Ramadan."
The latest edition of Charlie Hebdo is featuring a new book written by Michel Houellebecq
and where the author describes how an Islamist party succeeds in winning the general
elections in France while other political forces are locked in their eternal disagreement.
Houellebecq's book is named "Submission" and should appear on the market today, the
date of a hideous terrorist attack on the magazine's staff. Caricatures of Charlie Hebdo
are famous for never sparing anybody from making fun of him, neither a disputed Michel
Houellebecq and his predictions nor those Islamic fanatics with a blockheaded attitude.