So I come home from work thoroughly exhausted, I flop down on the bed, turn on the TV ready to listen to some cool music. As I’m trying to change the channel from CNN to Trace. I see the headline ; 12 killed in terror attack at Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.
So I settle in to get more details; Charlie Hebdo is a satirical magazine that has been receiving one threat or the other from several extremist groups because of their controversial portrayal of certain religious figures, the latest being the Isis leader, Al-Bagdhadi. The analysis from CNN showed that the attackers moves were methodological, thorough and sophisticated, also they had good insider information seeing that they knew to attack when the weekly editorial meeting was going on.
The gut wrenching part of the whole thing was the video I saw on how they ensured that one of the police man engaged in the shoot out with them was dead by putting another bullet in him while he was on the sidewalk and then calmly proceeded to they getaway vehicle and drove off.
12 people lost their lives today, several others wounded in yet another cold attack fueled by religious extremism, thus, butressing the fact that these are dangerous times we live in and we can only ask and hope for the Grace to withstand that which is yet to come.
Faces of the two brothers suspected of carrying out the attack.