Jan 7 (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed in a shooting at the Paris offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical newspaper firebombed in the past after publishing cartoons joking about Muslim leaders, French TV channel iTELE reported.
France Info radio also said police had confirmed a toll of 10 dead and five injured. Reuters had no immediate official confirmation of deaths.
The news channel quoted a witness as saying he saw the incident from a building nearby in the heart of the French capital.
"About a half an hour ago two black-hooded men entered the building with Kalashnikovs (guns)," Benoit Bringer told the station. "A few minutes later we heard lots of shots," he said, adding that the men were then seen fleeing the building...Lone wolves? Mentally ill "reverts"? A wise woman says it's time to ditch that nonsensical narrative and report the truth about jihad.
Update: Even the French are going to find it hard to ignore those "Allahu Akbars".
Update: #Jesuischarlie: I tend not to be impressed by hashtag activism; it makes absolutely no demands on those who employ it. That said, at least it's better than #I'llridewithyou.
Update: Mark Steyn on the Oakley show says the Western media need to show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo--#I'lljokewithyou.
Update: Where in the world is "disappeared" 'toonist Molly Norris (#FreeMollyNorris)? Wouldn't it be ironic were she hiding somewhere in France?
Update: Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, the late editor of Charlie Hebdo and an incredibly brave man, once said:“I’d rather die standing than live on my knees.” Because of his stance, he has now paid with his life--a true martyr to the cause of Western civilization and its traditions of free speech. Charb knew that the only alternative to truly free speech, rude and/or offensive though it may be to some, is its antithesis--Islamist/totalitarian notions of blasphemy and speech codes designed to keep the populace under the thumb of the true believing and the power crazed, categories which cannot help but overlap.
"But I'd rather be a free man in my grave than living as a puppet or a slave," sang the reggae man some decades ago--words that should inspire us and motivate us to take action against the sharia-besotted warriors on this of all days.
Update: An absolute must-see--Col. Ralph Peters on today's attack.