Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12 -Various

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“Gunmen have shot dead 12 people at the Paris office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in an apparent militant Islamist attack.”
The gunmen apparently claimed to be affiliated with al Qaeda.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30710883

Below are two different takes on the magazine Charlie Hebdo and what it represents. The first from the BBC is more sympathetic to the publication, the second from Jacobin, is more critical.
“Charlie Hebdo and its place in French journalism”, http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-15551998
“On Charlie Hebdo” https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/01/charlie-hebdo-islamophobia/

One last point in parting, both Islamic extremists and hard-line Islamophobes benefit from this type of violence.