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Paris Shooting At Charlie Hebdo Magazine Office Leaves At Least 12 Dead

07/01/2015 11:19 | Updated 07 January 2015

Four of the most well-known cartoonists in France are said to have been killed in the mass shooting attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in central Paris, according to France's leading news agency AFP.

At least 12 people are dead after shots were fired at the headquarters of the magazine, with multiple attackers escaping. Two police officers are believed to be among the dead, with 10 journalists killed.

One of the dead is said to be editor Stephane Charbonnier, known as Charb, was the magazine's top cartoonist and was placed on the "Al Qaeda kill list", published last year in its magazine Inspire. One of the dead policemen is believed to have been Charb's assigned protection officer.

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The four cartoonists, Charb, Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski, killed in the attacks

One witness told Sky News' reporter on the scene that gunmen had been asking for specific journalists by name. The attack is believed to have been timed to correspond with the magazine's morning news conference, when most journalists would have been in the building.

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Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo

Three other cartoonists from the magazine are also dead. One of them is Jean Cabut, known as Cabu who drew the cover of the Charlie Hebdo magazine that riffed on the Danish Mohammed cartoons, as well as Verlhac Bernard, better known by the pseudonym Tignous, and Georges Wolinski, whose work had also appeared in Libération and Paris Match.

Another cartoonist, Corinne Rey, aka Coco, said she was forced to let the gunmen in as she arrived at the building with her young daughter.

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At least 11 more people are injured, four critically, French prosecutor Francois Molins said

"I don't understand how people can attack a newspaper with heavy weapons. A newspaper is not a weapon of war," Charlie Hebdo's editor-in-chief Gerard Biard has told France Inter.

The below video is a compilation by Le Huffington Post of amateur footage of the attack:

Luc Poignant, an official of the SBP police union, said the attackers escaped in vehicles heading for the Parisian suburbs, and the Paris mayor's office said the gunmen are still at large.

Police later confirmed they were searching for three gunmen. An abandoned vehicle was later found by police, with another car hijacked by the gunmen.

There are growing fears that the men who executed the attack on the Charlie Hebdo offices are professionally trained killers - with reporters noting their calm demeanor and their use of "double tap" firing that conserves ammunition.

A video circulated online, which Huffington Post has chosen not to publish, saw the men shooting a man "execution-style" as he lay on the ground. The men are heard to shout "Allahu Akbar".

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Despite the officer raising his hand in apparent surrender, he is shot at point blank range

Le Figaro reported that the gunmen used automatic weapons, believed to be AK-47s and were dressed in black, quoting a police source. There were also multiple, but unconfirmed reports of a rocket launcher seen on the scene.

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The offices of the magazine were fire-bombed in 2011 after it published a call-out for the Prophet Mohammed to guest-edit the magazine.

The publication, which lampoons all of the world's religions, was under fire in 2007 for re-printing the Danish cartoons of the prophet Mohammad that sparked worldwide protests.

The last tweet from the magazine's Twitter account was a cartoon of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, wishing him "best wishes, by the way."

09/01/2015 18:03 GMT

Dammartin hostage was "hiding in cardboard box"

The hostage with the Kouachi brothers who were suspects the Paris magazine massacre was "hiding in a cardboard box" according to a French journalist - and the gunmen reportedly didn't even know he was there.

09/01/2015 17:54 GMT

Second unknown male gunman in Kosher supermarket siege may have escaped

The second gunmen from the siege at a Kosher supermarket in Paris may have escaped, according to local sources.

Suspected gunman Amedy Coulibaly is reported to have been killled, but police believe from CCTV that there was a second hostage-taker in the shop who is not yet accounted for.

Hayat Boumeddiene, the woman suspected of attacking and killing a police officer in Paris yesterday with Coulibaly, is not thought to have been to in the grocery.

09/01/2015 17:38 GMT

Cameron is joining European leaders at a Charlie Hebdo rally this weekend

09/01/2015 17:30 GMT

Police confirm four casualties in grocery store

At least four people, including the attacker, have died at a kosher grocery store in Paris where a gunman took several hostages, police officials said.

Police officers were thought to be among those hurt, although their conditions were unclear.

The Elysee Palace said President Francois Hollande will address the nation before 7pm.

The BBC reported that a woman who was held hostage while shopping in the store had told a relative by phone that there were more than two people killed there - in fact she had said there were five people dead.

09/01/2015 17:12 GMT

Hayat Boumedienne, the second suspect in Paris hostage-taking, has escaped - police union official

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Hayat Boumedienne, the second suspect in the killing of the French policewoman on Thursday, has not been killed or apprehended, according to police sources and Reuters news agency.

There was no confirmation that she was at the scene at the kosher store where her partner, or ex-partner, Amédy Coulibaly, was killed as he held more than five hostages.

09/01/2015 17:04 GMT

The aftermath of the assault in Dammartin

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Smoke rises as a special forces soldiers enter the building on an industrial estate in Dammartin en Goele

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Special Forces soldiers and armed police gather after storming the print works

09/01/2015 17:00 GMT

Reuters - Four dead in kosher supermarket siege

Tragic news coming out of eastern Paris, at least four hostages are dead in the grocery store, according to police sources.

09/01/2015 16:52 GMT

Pictures of the hostages leaving the kosher supermarket

Members of the French police special forces attend to hostages and one of their colleagues lying on the ground after they launched the assault at a kosher grocery

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09/01/2015 16:45 GMT

This is the moment police stormed the grocery store

09/01/2015 16:44 GMT

The French special forces celebrate in the Frenchest way possible

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There have been pictures we've refused to air live today as they showed preparations for an incursion. Not everything can/should be live.

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French special forces pull off what would appear to be a miracle, if all confirmed

• Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi have been killed in police operation at print works in Dammartin

• Their one hostage is alive, an official concerns

• Hostages have been seen leaving the kosher supermarket in eastern Paris

• The hostage-taker, Amédy Coulibaly, is dead, according to local reports

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French special forces pull off what would appear to be a miracle, if all confirmed

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French media reports people leaving the kosher store where hostages had been taken.

There is still a considerable amount of uncertainty as to their identities, and whether any casualties were in the store.

Counter-terrorism police seem to have co-ordinated the two operations to happen simultaneously in both Paris and amongst the emergency services of all types and descriptions as they pour into Dammartin and Dammartin-en-Goele.

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French media reports people leaving the kosher store where hostages had been taken.

There is still a considerable amount of uncertainty as to their identities, and whether any casualties were in the store.

Counter-terrorism police se...Read More"},{"id":"278","created":"09/01/2015 16:22 GMT","title":"Charlie Hebdo suspects 'dead'","tweet_link":"278_charlie-hebdo-suspects-dead","entry_text":"

AFP has reported that the brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi have been killed in the police operation, with the hostage freed and safe after assault, quoting sources.

BREAKING Several hostages freed at Jewish supermarket in Paris: AFP

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP)
January 9, 2015

#BREAKING Charlie Hebdo gunmen's hostage freed and safe after police assault

— Agence France-Presse (@AFP) January 9, 2015

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AFP has reported that the brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi have been killed in the police operation, with the hostage freed and safe after assault, quoting sources.

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Explosions have been heard at a supermarket where at least five people, including children, were taken captive following a shoot-out at the Hypercacher kosher store in Porte de Vincennes in the east of Paris.

Toujours énormément de passants derrière les barrières de sécurité entre Nation et porte de #Vincennes pic.twitter.com/nheoXzWa6r

— Bastien Hugues (@bastienhugues) January 9, 2015

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Explosions have been heard at a supermarket where at least five people, including children, were taken captive following a shoot-out at the Hypercacher kosher store in Porte de Vincennes in the east of Paris.

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Police units and paramedics blaring sirens have headed up the main road towards Dammartin-en-Goele as the gunfire rang out and explosions could be heard.

Gunfire & explosions have been in the printworks where #CharlieHebdo suspects are under siege http://t.co/LhRNYSG6Sw pic.twitter.com/OwY6YvA84i

— HuffPostUK Pictures (@HuffPostUKPics) January 9, 2015

RT @AdeMontesquiou: Nouvelle explosion à #dammartin hurlements #Charliehebdo pic.twitter.com/koHX8qLLVd

— Paris Match (@ParisMatch) January 9, 2015

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Police units and paramedics blaring sirens have headed up the main road towards Dammartin-en-Goele as the gunfire rang out and explosions could be heard.

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Gunshots and several explosions have been heard at Dammartin-en-Goele, outside Paris, where two brothers have taken a hostage in the site of a print works.

Smoke can be seen coming from building where the Charlie Hebdo attack suspects are located, reporters on the scene said.

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Explosions and rapid gunfire could be heard as police moved in, and a helicopter was seen taking off from a nearby field.

Heavily armed commandos currently on roof of building where Charlie Hebdo terrorists holed up with hostage. More gunfire/explosions.

— Peter Allen (@peterallenparis) January 9, 2015

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Gunshots and several explosions have been heard at Dammartin-en-Goele, outside Paris, where two brothers have taken a hostage in the site of a print works.

Smoke can be seen coming from building where the Charlie Hebdo attack suspects are locate...Read More"},{"id":"268","created":"09/01/2015 15:58 GMT","title":"Charb's partner speaks for the first time","tweet_link":"268_charbs-partner-speaks-for-the-first-time","entry_text":"

Jeannette Bougrab, partner of murdered Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, known as Charb, spoke about his death on French television station BFMTV.

Bougrab, the former French Secretary for Youth and Community Life, described how she got the news that he was killed. \"I was at a state meeting and I learned there had been a shooting.

\"Then I sent him a text, a second text, third text, and then I phoned him and he wasn't answering, and he never did that,\" she said.

\"When I got there, there were the cordons, and we weren't allowed to get in, and I learned there that he was dead.\"

\"He died standing,\" Bougrab said. \"He defended secularism, he defended Voltaire's spirit, he in fact was really the fruit of this ideal of the Republic that we've almost forgotten. He died, executed with his comrades, as he would say.\"

Bougrab asserted that, if she were the president of the Republic, she would give all of the slain cartoonists the honor of being buried in the Panthéon, a monument in Paris where Voltaire and Jean-Jacques Rousseau are also buried.

\"They died defending freedom of expression, secularism,\" she said of the cartoonists. \"They have died so we can stay free in this country, in France in 2015.\"

BFMTV's Ruth Elkriefit asked if it might be a kind of victory, a sign of hope, that so many people around the world are rallying around the slogan \"Je suis Charlie.\"

\"Absolutely not, because he's dead,\" Bougrab replied. \"It's absolutely not a victory. It's a defeat. It's a tragedy for our country and I refuse to rejoice in the idea that people are demonstrating in the streets.

\"Because they have torn away the precious being who accompanied me in life.\"

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Jeannette Bougrab, partner of murdered Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier, known as Charb, Read More"},{"id":"266","created":"09/01/2015 15:53 GMT","title":"This is what we know about Amédy Coulibaly","tweet_link":"266_this-is-what-we-know-about-amedy-coulibaly","entry_text":"

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• Amédy Coulibaly is a Frenchman of Senegalese descent

• He is from the Juvisy -on-Orge commune in the Essonne district, 18 km south-east of Paris.

• Coulibaly is a member of the Buttes-Chaumont network, which was notorious for radicalising young Frenchmen and recruiting them to fight in Iraq during the 2000s

• He has nine sisters, according to Libération, and has a chequered police record for petty theft and drug offences

• He was imprisoned for an armed bank robbery in Orleans in 2002

L’Obs reported that he had met Chérif Kouachi, one of the brothers, between 2005 and 2006 when they were in Fleury-Mérogis prison

• Coulibaly is said to have converted and been radicalised while in prison

• Coulibaly was arrested again in 2010 for his part in a botched prison break attempt to free Algerian Islamist Smain Ali Belkacem, who choreographed the 1995 Paris terror attack

• He is believed to have been released from prison a little more than a year ago.

• Libération quotes several people who say he was a bright and happy child who began to hng around with gangs aged 17, and the paper draws on a court psychiatric report which found him not to be \"pathological\" but said he was immature and had psychopathic tendencies, with a very simplistic view of his own motivations, as well as a wish to be \"all powerful

• This report from a French newspaper describes Coulibaly's meeting with then-French president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2009, when the suspect was 27

Amedi Coulibaly, le terroriste preneur d'otages porte de Vincennes, à #Paris, avait rencontré Nicolas Sarkozy en 2009 pic.twitter.com/2R0IUFH1tv

— Nicolas Canut (@Nicolas_Canut) January 9, 2015

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• Amédy Coulibaly is a Frenchman of Senegalese descent

• He is from the Juvisy -on-Orge commune in the Essonne district, 18 km south-east of Paris.

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The American broadcaster cites a source saying the French policewoman was not the intended target of yesterday's attack in central Paris.

She was reportedly shot close by to Coulibaly's intended target, which was a Jewish primary school. Police have not confirmed.

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The American broadcaster cites a source saying the French policewoman was not the intended target of yesterday's attack in central Paris.

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This has been rumoured for some time. One hostage apparently told a relative that the gunman had demanded Charlie Hebdo attackers Said and Cherif Kouachi, holed up in an industrial estate with a hostage in a town around 25 miles north of Paris, be allowed to go free.

Paris police have now confirmed this is the demand of the hostage-taker in the kosher store, who is named as Amedy Coulibaly.

Coulibaly is believed to have close links with the Kouachis, and is the suspect in the shooting of a policewoman in Paris yesterday.

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This has been rumoured for some time. One hostage apparently told a relative that the gunman had demanded Charlie Hebdo attackers Said and Cherif Kouachi, holed up in an industrial estate with a hostage in a town around 25 miles north of Paris, be allo...Read More"},{"id":"260","created":"09/01/2015 15:12 GMT","title":"President Hollande is holding a crisis meeting at the Palais de l'Élysée","tweet_link":"260_president-hollande-is-holding-a-crisis-meeting-at-the-palais-de-lelysee","entry_text":"

Prise d'otages à Vincennes : une réunion de crise est en cours en ce moment autour du président @fhollande pic.twitter.com/WEU3xTjCmf

— Élysée (@Elysee) January 9, 2015

Translation: A crisis meeting is currently taking place with President Hollande, concerning the hostage-taking in Vincennes

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Prise d'otages à Vincennes : une réunion de crise est en cours en ce moment autour du président @fhollande pic.twitter.com/W...Read More"},{"id":"258","created":"09/01/2015 15:08 GMT","title":"This is what Paris looks like right now","tweet_link":"258_this-is-what-paris-looks-like-right-now","entry_text":"

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It is now understood that the Kouachi brothers, who were well-known for holding jihadist views, were on a British watch and no-fly list to prevent them from entering the UK or passing through a British airport.

US intelligence placed the brothers on the list at the same time as Britain. Questions have been asked about how closely the pair were monitored by the French authorities.

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It is now understood that the Kouachi brothers, who were well-known for holding jihadist views, were on a British watch and no-fly list to prevent them from entering the UK or passing through a British airport.

US intelligence placed the brothers...Read More"},{"id":"254","created":"09/01/2015 15:03 GMT","title":"'I am in the shop, I love you'","tweet_link":"254_i-am-in-the-shop-i-love-you","entry_text":"

A woman has told how she received a phone call from her mother, who is being held hostage in the shop in Porte de Vincennes.

She told Europe 1: \"She called me and told me 'I am in the shop, I love you'.

\"I am scared. Someone told me there have been two deaths. No one has told me if it is my mother or not.\"

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A woman has told how she received a phone call from her mother, who is being held hostage in the shop in Porte de Vincennes.

She told Europe 1: \"She called me and told me 'I am in the shop, I love you'.

\"I am scared. Someone told me there h...Read More"},{"id":"252","created":"09/01/2015 15:01 GMT","title":"Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweets","tweet_link":"252_israeli-prime-minister-benjamin-netanyahu-tweets","entry_text":"

My message, in Paris, in Jerusalem, anywhere: first rule in fighting terrorism is to refuse to be afraid

— בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu)
January 9, 2015

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My message, in Paris, in Jerusalem, anywhere: first rule in fighting terrorism is to refuse to be afraid

— בנימין נתניהו (@netanyahu) Read More"},{"id":"250","created":"09/01/2015 14:57 GMT","title":"#JeSuisJuif: Twitter Stands In Solidarity","tweet_link":"250_jesuisjuif-twitter-stands-in-solidarity","entry_text":"

We must stand by French Jews as we stood by French cartoonists and police #JeSuisJuif

— Mark Ferguson (@Markfergusonuk) January 9, 2015

Read more about the social media movement here.

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We must stand by French Jews as we stood by French cartoonists and police #JeSuisJuif

— Mark Ferguson (@Markfergusonuk) Read More"},{"id":"248","created":"09/01/2015 14:44 GMT","title":"Jewish shops shuttering in Vincennes and across Paris","tweet_link":"248_jewish-shops-shuttering-in-vincennes-and-across-paris","entry_text":"

Port de Vincennes is a largely Jewish area and many shops have been pulling down their shutters.

It is likely kosher stores would shut this time on a Friday anyway, because of Shabbat.

But police have also reportedly been advising any still open, even in parts of the city far away from the hostage-situation, that they should close.

BREAKING: Police order all shops closed in famed Jewish neighborhood in central Paris far from attacks.

— The Associated Press (@AP) January 9, 2015

A titre préventif @cgirard & Commissaire de police ont demandé la fermeture immédiate de tous les commerces rue des Rosiers @Mairiedu4e

— Mairie du 4e (@Mairiedu4e) January 9, 2015

The Rue des Rosiers, in the Jewish Marais district, is famous for the number of Jewish shops on the street.

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Port de Vincennes is a largely Jewish area and many shops have been pulling down their shutters.

It is likely kosher stores would shut this time on a Friday anyway, because of Shabbat.

But police have also reportedly been advising any stil...Read More"},{"id":"246","created":"09/01/2015 14:38 GMT","title":"Israel's Channel 2 carries an interview with a French woman whose niece is held hostage, with a baby","tweet_link":"246_israels-channel-2-carries-an-interview-with-a-french-woman-whose-niece-is-held-hostage-with-a-baby","entry_text":"

Israeli news is carrying a live interview with a woman whose niece is one of the hostages in #Paris. Niece is inside with a 6-month-old baby

— Debra Kamin (@debra_kamin) January 9, 2015

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Israeli news is carrying a live interview with a woman whose niece is one of the hostages in #Paris. Niece is inside with a 6-month-old ...Read More"},{"id":"244","created":"09/01/2015 14:25 GMT","title":"The Trocadero incident was a false alarm","tweet_link":"244_the-trocadero-incident-was-a-false-alarm","entry_text":"

Police have said the reports of a gunman near the metro station were a false alarm. Metro trains had not been stopping at the station.

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Police have said the reports of a gunman near the metro station were a false alarm. Metro trains had not been stopping at the station.

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There's scant evidence for what caused police to act like this, but if nothing else it lays bare to tension thick in the Paris air.

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There's scant evidence for what caused police to act like this, but if nothing else it lays bare to tension thick in the Paris air.

"},{"id":"240","created":"09/01/2015 14:14 GMT","title":"The Trocadero in central Paris is being evacuated by police","tweet_link":"240_the-trocadero-in-central-paris-is-being-evacuated-by-police","entry_text":"

No confirmation yet of any incident, but police are telling people to leave the Place du Trocadero across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower.

Police officer pointing his gun down the Metro at #trocadero square #Paris via @JulienEspio pic.twitter.com/qTAFVKTH2m

— Steiner (@Steiner1776) January 9, 2015

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No confirmation yet of any incident, but police are telling people to leave the Place du Trocadero across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower.

Police officer pointing his gun down the Metro at Read More"},{"id":"238","created":"09/01/2015 14:05 GMT","title":"Special forces in Port de Vincennes","tweet_link":"238_special-forces-in-port-de-vincennes","entry_text":"

Police with guns at the scene of the hostage situation in Port de Vincennes #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/P4NRzYxoOF pic.twitter.com/RfTj1KcVgZ

— HuffPostUK Pictures (@HuffPostUKPics) January 9, 2015

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Police with guns at the scene of the hostage situation in Port de Vincennes #CharlieHebdo http://t.co/P4NRzYxoO...Read More"},{"id":"236","created":"09/01/2015 14:05 GMT","title":"Jewish groups express solidarity","tweet_link":"236_jewish-groups-express-solidarity","entry_text":"

The Board of Deputies of British Jews says they \"stand with the French Jewish community in steadfast solidarity at this difficult time\".

According to the Jewish Year Book, there are 380,000 Jewish people in Paris.

Last year, a record 3,270 French Jews emigrated to Israel — a 63% percent hike from 2012.

The Jewish Agency, which promotes emigration to Israel from the Jewish diaspora, estimates that figure could spike to 5,000.

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The Board of Deputies of British Jews says they \"stand with the French Jewish community in steadfast solidarity at this difficult time\".

According to the Jewish Year Book, there are 380,000 Jewish people in Paris.

Last year, a record 3,270...Read More"},{"id":"234","created":"09/01/2015 13:57 GMT","title":"#JeSuisJuif starts to appear on Twitter","tweet_link":"234_jesuisjuif-starts-to-appear-on-twitter","entry_text":"

#JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisParisien #JeSuisJuif

— Daniel Hannan (@DanHannanMEP) January 9, 2015

The sense of inevitability that surrounds the targeting of French Jews is so so sad. #JeSoutiens #JeSuisJuif

— Joe Lennard (@joelennard) January 9, 2015

#jesuisjuif Why am I not surprised to be tweeting this. Hoping for a safe ending and an end to this madness.

— Jonathan Brown (@jbpollster) January 9, 2015

Three attacks in three days in #Paris #France. Our thoughts are with you friends, may we know #peace again soon. #JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisJuif

— Tamara Kronis (@studio1098) January 9, 2015

Je suis un juif

— Dan Hodges (@DPJHodges) January 9, 2015

I hope those who say #JeSuisCharlie are now also saying #JeSuisJuif. Freedoms (speech or religion) must be aggressively defended.

— Sara Goodman (@SaraBGoodman) January 9, 2015

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#JeSuisCharlie #JeSuisParisien Read More"},{"id":"232","created":"09/01/2015 13:51 GMT","title":"The hostage-taker at a Paris market is a suspect in the murder of a policewoman yesterday, police said.","tweet_link":"232_the-hostagetaker-at-a-paris-market-is-a-suspect-in-the-murder-of-a-policewoman-yesterday-police-said","entry_text":"

Police have confirmed what had long been reported the hostage-taker in the Paris store is also the suspect for the killing of a policewoman in Paris yesterday.

Suspect Amely Coulibaly was pictured in a mugshot released by police a few moments ago.

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Police have confirmed what had long been reported the hostage-taker in the Paris store is also the suspect for the killing of a policewoman in Paris yesterday.

Suspect Amely Coulibaly was pictured in a mugshot released by police a few moments ago...Read More"},{"id":"230","created":"09/01/2015 13:35 GMT","title":"Two suspects sought by police in connection to policewoman shooting","tweet_link":"230_two-suspects-sought-by-police-in-connection-to-policewoman-shooting","entry_text":"

Paris police have released the mugshots of two people believed to be connected to the shooting of the policewoman yesterday.

It is unclear whether one or both of them are involved in the hostage situation at Hypercacher Vincennes - though the hostage-taker is believed to have gone into the supermarket and said 'You know who I am'.

One of the suspects is a 26-year-old woman, Hayat Boumeddiene. The other is a 32-year-old man, Amedy Coulibaly.

According to our colleagues at Le Huffington Post, Coulibaly is the suspected shooter and hostage-taker, and Boumeddiene is his current or ex-partner.

\"There are at least two people dead, maybe more, but for now we do not know,\" a source told Le HuffPost.

\"mugshots\"

","short_text":"

Paris police have released the mugshots of two people believed to be connected to the shooting of the policewoman yesterday.

It is unclear whether one or both of them are involved in the hostage situation at Hypercacher Vincennes - though the hos...Read More"},{"id":"226","created":"09/01/2015 13:22 GMT","title":"Police carrying unholstered pistols","tweet_link":"226_police-carrying-unholstered-pistols","entry_text":"

The atmosphere is really grim now in Paris as police carry their guns, instead of risking keeping them in holstered.

Almost every policemen I've seen around Paris today - and there are hundreds - has a weapon drawn. Nothing holstered.

— Peter Allen (@peterallenparis) January 9, 2015

In an indication of the state of alert in the capital, some police in Paris have been seen walking around with unholstered pistols.

— fiumanka_bg (@fiumanka_bg) January 9, 2015

Paris police now standing with unholstered pistols, on high alert. Slight sense of panic in the street where i am on way to latest shooting

— James Longman (@JamesAALongman) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

The atmosphere is really grim now in Paris as police carry their guns, instead of risking keeping them in holstered.

Almost every policemen I've seen around Paris today - and there are hundreds - ha...Read More"},{"id":"224","created":"09/01/2015 13:01 GMT","title":"These are the first pictures at the scene of the siege","tweet_link":"224_these-are-the-first-pictures-at-the-scene-of-the-siege","entry_text":"

A Twitter user called David in a restaurant near the scene wrote: \"Everyone is under the tables. The atmosphere is changing between nervous laughter and the first signs of stress.\"

He posted images of armed officers crouched at the side of a car, with the message: \"Facing hypercasher.\"

Face à #hypercasher à #saintmande pic.twitter.com/iYYr3NxanO

— david_dlr (@daviddlr) January 9, 2015

Forces de Police en inter... Tout le monde sous la les tables #prisedotage pic.twitter.com/vk5zvMhbnm

— david_dlr (@daviddlr) January 9, 2015

Un civil s'est rendu les mains sur la tête, juste un passant semble-t-il (non confirmé) pic.twitter.com/V8GSAGvrYs

— david_dlr (@daviddlr) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

A Twitter user called David in a restaurant near the scene wrote: \"Everyone is under the tables. The atmosphere is changing between nervous laughter and the first signs of stress.\"

He posted images of armed officers crouched at the side of a car,...Read More"},{"id":"222","created":"09/01/2015 12:55 GMT","title":"The Jewish grocery is the Hypercacher Vincennes","tweet_link":"222_the-jewish-grocery-is-the-hypercacher-vincennes","entry_text":"

Between five and six people, including children, are believed to held hostage, according to the Financial Times' correspondent and France's BFMTV.

\"hyper

The Hypercacher Vincennes translates as the 'Super Kosher' store, Avenue de la Porte de Vincennes.

Bernard Cazeneuve, France's interior minister, is said to be en route to the area, according to Le Monde.

Several locals report seeing police and helicopters, and said they were worried for relatives.

Ma mère devait aller à hypercacher à Porte de Vincennes 😱😱😱

— CharlotteLaurie (@CharlSaada) January 9, 2015

Putain y a les hélicoptères et tout

— CharlotteLaurie (@CharlSaada) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

Between five and six people, including children, are believed to held hostage, according to the Financial Times' correspondent and Read More"},{"id":"220","created":"09/01/2015 12:36 GMT","title":"A second hostage has reportedly been taken in eastern Paris","tweet_link":"220_a-second-hostage-has-reportedly-been-taken-in-eastern-paris","entry_text":"

AFP are reporting that a hostage is being held in a kosher delicatessen in Porte de Vincennes.

The hostage-taker may be the same shooter who killed a policewoman, Clarissa Jean-Philippe, in the centre of the capital on Thursday.

Police have recently linked that shooting to the ongoing hostage-situation in Dammartin-en-Goële, where two brothers suspected of the Charlie Hebdo massacre are holed up.

","short_text":"

AFP are reporting that a hostage is being held in a kosher delicatessen in Porte de Vincennes.

The hostage-taker may be the same shooter who killed a policewoman, Clarissa Jean-Philippe, in the centre of the capital on Thursday.

Police hav...Read More"},{"id":"218","created":"09/01/2015 11:40 GMT","title":"Police confirm they are in negotiations with the hostage-takers","tweet_link":"218_police-confirm-they-are-in-negotiations-with-the-hostagetakers","entry_text":"

Phone contact has been made with terror suspects holding a hostage north east of Paris, a French official has told AP.

","short_text":"

Phone contact has been made with terror suspects holding a hostage north east of Paris, a French official has told AP.

"},{"id":"216","created":"09/01/2015 11:35 GMT","title":"Officials confirm that there is indeed one hostage","tweet_link":"216_officials-confirm-that-there-is-indeed-one-hostage","entry_text":"

Paris police chief spokesman Xavier Castaing, as well as Audrey Taupenas, the town hall spokesperson have both told the French press there is one hostage in the building of the print works.

The identify of the hostage is not known. It has been reported to be a woman, but that has not been confirmed by any official.

Security forces backed by a convoy of ambulances have streamed into the small industrial town of Dammartin-en-Goele, northeast of Paris.

Numerous Police forces gathering close to the CDT company where the hostage taking place! #dammartin #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/fy3e8SAU41

— Troutman (@Metz_57) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

Paris police chief spokesman Xavier Castaing, as well as Audrey Taupenas, the town hall spokesperson have both told the French press there is one hostage in the building of the print works.

The identify of the hostage is not known. It has been re...Read More"},{"id":"214","created":"09/01/2015 11:29 GMT","title":"Paris shooting is 'linked'","tweet_link":"214_paris-shooting-is-linked","entry_text":"

AFP are quoting an unnamed police source saying the killing of the policewoman in Paris on Thursday is linked to the Charlie Hebdo attack, but that the current suspects, the Kouachi brothers, are not believed to have directly carried out the shooting.

More when we get it.

","short_text":"

AFP are quoting an unnamed police source saying the killing of the policewoman in Paris on Thursday is linked to the Charlie Hebdo attack, but that the current suspects, the Kouachi brothers, are not believed to have directly carried out the shooting.<...Read More"},{"id":"212","created":"09/01/2015 11:23 GMT","title":"Locals are tweeting about the police operation nearby","tweet_link":"212_locals-are-tweeting-about-the-police-operation-nearby","entry_text":"

Translation: 'A police operation just near my high school. We are shut up inside, forbidden to leave'

Une fusillade a coter de mon lycée normal ! On est enfermé dans le lycée interdit de sortir

— Volim te P (@MarionGenay) January 9, 2015

A shooting and hostage-taking near Dammartin, we're forbidden to leave school

fusillade et prise d'otage à Dammartin, interdiction de sortir du lycée

— Juliette ✨ (@JulietteDelbecq) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

Translation: 'A police operation just near my high school. We are shut up inside, forbidden to leave'

Une fusillade a coter de mon lycée normal ! On est enfermé dans le lycée interdi...Read More"},{"id":"210","created":"09/01/2015 11:17 GMT","title":"This is where the hostage situation is taking place","tweet_link":"210_this-is-where-the-hostage-situation-is-taking-place","entry_text":"

\"google\"

\"google\"

it is the printing headquarters linked to a Paris design company, and is on an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goële, close to an Aldi supermarket but away from any homes.

","short_text":"

it is the printing headquarters linked to a Paris design company, and is on an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goële, close to an Aldi supermarket but away from any homes.

"},{"id":"208","created":"09/01/2015 11:08 GMT","title":"An extraordinary account from local man who 'shook hand' of terrorist","tweet_link":"208_an-extraordinary-account-from-local-man-who-shook-hand-of-terrorist","entry_text":"

This is quite staggering, from the radio station France-Info:

The station has an exclusive interview with a local salesman known only as Didier, who had been in the offices of printing company CTD, where the hostage situation is currently taking place, and met his client Michel and a man clad in black who he took to be an armed police officer.

\"When I arrived, my client came out with an armed man, who introduced himself as the police.

\"My client asked me to go, so I turned away, and then the person who I thought was a police officer said to me 'Go, we don't kill civilians;

And that's what completely threw me. I decided to call the police. I guess that was one of the terrorists. I met a terrorist and I shook his hand.\"

\"I didn't formally identify them, they were dressed in a bulletproof vest and had a gun. It could have been a police officer, if he hadn't told me 'we do not kill civilians'.

\"They were heavily armed, like police with Kalashnikov-type rifles. I was in front of the building, I shook hands with Michael and with one of the terrorists. And then he said 'Go, we do not kill civilians'. After that I left, and Michel closed the gate behind me.\"

\"I had no idea if he was a hostage, or was being robbed. I knew there was something wrong. I didn't hear gunshots,\" he continued. \"I guess I'll go and see my colleagues now, and play the lottery because I've been very lucky this morning.\"

","short_text":"

This is quite staggering, from the radio station France-Info:

The station has an exclusive interview with a local salesman known only as D...Read More"},{"id":"206","created":"09/01/2015 10:50 GMT","title":"This is how the siege situation unfolded","tweet_link":"206_this-is-how-the-siege-situation-unfolded","entry_text":"

\"map\"

","short_text":"

"},{"id":"204","created":"09/01/2015 10:48 GMT","title":"'We don't kill women'","tweet_link":"204_we-dont-kill-women","entry_text":"

We reported yesterday that one of the freelancers for Charlie Hebdo, Sigolène Vinson recalled how the men shot her colleagues one-by-one, and then spread a hail of bullets across the rest of the room.

Vinson told RFI she thought she was going to die, but one of the attackers said:

\"I’m not going to kill you because you’re a woman, we don’t kill women, but you must convert to Islam, read the Quran and cover yourself.”

That has given police some hope in negotiating to free the current hostage, who is believed to be female.

One woman did die in the attack on Wednesday, however, Elsa Cayat, a psychoanalyst and columnist who wrote the regular feature \"The Couch\".

","short_text":"

We reported yesterday that one of the freelancers for Charlie Hebdo, Sigolène Vinson recalled how the men shot her colleagues one-by-one, and then spread a hail of bullets across the rest of the room.

Vinson told RFI she thought she was going to...Read More"},{"id":"202","created":"09/01/2015 10:40 GMT","title":"Police deny reports of any fatalities","tweet_link":"202_police-deny-reports-of-any-fatalities","entry_text":"

French media and news agencies had reported with some certainty that at least two people had been killed in the shoot-out when the suspects stole a car.

That appears not to be the case, according to Bernard Cazeneuve, France's interior minister.

He said four people have been seriously injured, but \"their lives are not in danger.\"

The men are believed to have taken one hostage.

","short_text":"

French media and news agencies had reported with some certainty that at least two people had been killed in the shoot-out when the suspects stole a car.

That appears not to be the case, Read More"},{"id":"200","created":"09/01/2015 10:34 GMT","title":"Suspects tell police they are 'prepared to die as martyrs'","tweet_link":"200_suspects-tell-police-they-are-prepared-to-die-as-martyrs","entry_text":"

Local MP Yves Albarello has told French television that contact has been made with the brothers and that they have insisted they will not be taken alive.

\"They want to die as martyrs,\" the lawmaker for Seine-et-Marne told the media.

","short_text":"

Local MP Yves Albarello has told French television that contact has been made with the brothers and that they have insisted they will not be taken alive.

\"They want to die as martyrs,\" the lawmaker for Seine-et-Marne told the media.

"},{"id":"198","created":"09/01/2015 10:27 GMT","title":"Back in Paris","tweet_link":"198_back-in-paris","entry_text":"

The French newspaper Libération has offered to host the remaining editorial team for Charlie Hebdo, as staff and volunteer journalists and cartoonists.

The magazine is planning a print run of one million for next week, up from 60,000.

But there's a heavy police presence outside the newspaper offices.

Heavy police presence outside #liberation temp new home for #charliehebdo. New normal? pic.twitter.com/BPYPeENE9U

— Matt Frei (@mattfrei) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

The French newspaper Libération has offered to host the remaining editorial team for Charlie Hebdo, as staff and volunteer journalists and cartoonists.

The magazine is planning a print run of one million for next week, up from 60,000.

But ...Read More"},{"id":"196","created":"09/01/2015 10:21 GMT","title":"'There are terrorists near my school'","tweet_link":"196_there-are-terrorists-near-my-school","entry_text":"

• The fugitives are holed up in a printing firm called Creation Tendance Decouverte [Creating Trend Discovery] on an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goele.

Speaking from a local high school Marion Genay said she was one of 900 people being kept inside.

She told the BBC: \"We are really scared. We all called our parents to know if they are ok or not. We have to wait in the high school.

\"They say to us 'stay in the high school and stay calm' but we are really scared.\"

Asked when she was first aware of the situation, she said: \"Someone told me there are terrorists near my school.\"

Carole Morais, another local resident, told Le Monde: \"We are stuck, everyone is confined.\"

","short_text":"

• The fugitives are holed up in a printing firm called Creation Tendance Decouverte [Creating Trend Discovery] on an industrial estate in Dammartin-en-Goele.

Speaking from a local high school Marion Genay said she was one of 900 people being ke...Read More"},{"id":"194","created":"09/01/2015 10:15 GMT","title":"Police warn residents to stay indoors","tweet_link":"194_police-warn-residents-to-stay-indoors","entry_text":"

\"dammartin

Residents of Dammartin-en-Goele were warned on the town's official website to stay indoors and pupils were being kept inside school.

The translation reads:

\"A police operation is in progress. All residents are required to stay at home. The children are confined and secure in schools.\"

","short_text":"

Residents of Dammartin-en-Goele were warned on the town's official website to stay indoors and pupils were being kept inside school.

The translation reads:

\"A police operation is in progress. All residents are required t...Read More"},{"id":"192","created":"09/01/2015 10:00 GMT","title":"Charles De Gaulle Airport Flights Diverted Amid Standoff With Charlie Hebdo Shooting Suspects","tweet_link":"192_charles-de-gaulle-airport-flights-diverted-amid-standoff-with-charlie-hebdo-shooting-suspects","entry_text":"

France’s largest airport is operating a reduced service amid an ongoing siege led by the Charlie Hebdo shooting suspects.

Up to two of the four runways at Charles de Gaulle Airport are affected, and at least two planes have been diverted from landing there.

Police helicopters are circling the airspace and the suspects, who are brothers, are believed to be cornered in the premises of a construction firm after stealing a car earlier.

More here.

","short_text":"

France’s largest airport is operating a reduced service amid an ongoing siege led by the Charlie Hebdo shooting suspects.

Up to two of the four runways at Charles de Gaulle Airport are affected, and at least two planes have been diverted from l...Read More"},{"id":"190","created":"09/01/2015 09:43 GMT","title":"Members of the GIGN (National Gendarmerie Intervention Group) sit in a helicopter flying over Dammartin-en-Goele","tweet_link":"190_members-of-the-gign-national-gendarmerie-intervention-group-sit-in-a-helicopter-flying-over-dammartinengoele","entry_text":"

\"dammartinengoele\"

\"dammartinengoele\"

\"dammartinengoele\"

\"charlie

","short_text":"

"},{"id":"188","created":"09/01/2015 09:39 GMT","title":"These are pictures outside the siege site, taken by a local resident","tweet_link":"188_these-are-pictures-outside-the-siege-site-taken-by-a-local-resident","entry_text":"

LATEST

• Scores of armed police are surrounding the gunmen behind the Charlie Hebdo massacre after they were traced to an address near Paris.

• The brothers are cornered in the premises of a construction firm after stealing a car earlier.

• Officials deny reports of fatalities after shots were fired during the operation.

• Officers from the GIGN special forces unit were said to have begun negotiations with the Islamist fanatics.

• There was heavy gunfire reported on the major road linking the two towns followed by a car chase.

#Dammartin : un internaute sur place envoie des clichés en direct de la prise d'otage. #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/KjpEwsRLi4

— Olivier Pérou (@OlivierPerou) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

LATEST

• Scores of armed police are surrounding the gunmen behind the Charlie Hebdo massacre after they were traced to an address near Paris.

• The brothers are cornered in the premises of a construction firm a...Read More"},{"id":"186","created":"09/01/2015 09:29 GMT","title":"There are multiple, conflicting reports that the suspects have now entered an industrial estate near CDG","tweet_link":"186_there-are-multiple-conflicting-reports-that-the-suspects-have-now-entered-an-industrial-estate-near-cdg","entry_text":"

\"charlie

The brothers are said to be cornered in the premises of a construction firm after stealing a car earlier today. Sky News are reporting police have begun negotiations with the suspects.

Local media report print works or building firm the scene of hostage situation on industrial estate ne of Paris.

— Jonathan Rugman (@jrug) January 9, 2015

Charlie Hebdo terrorists holed up with hostages in design company premises near Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. More dead in shoot out.

— Peter Allen (@peterallenparis) January 9, 2015

Suspects holed up near Charles de Gaulle airport with hostages, fears of last stand. #CharlieHebdo

— Roger Sevrin Bruland (@rogerbruland) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

The brothers are said to be cornered in the premises of a construction firm after stealing a car earlier today. Sky News are reporting police have begun negotiations with the suspects.

Local medi...Read More"},{"id":"184","created":"09/01/2015 09:24 GMT","title":"These are the latest live pictures from the manhunt","tweet_link":"184_these-are-the-latest-live-pictures-from-the-manhunt","entry_text":"

","short_text":""},{"id":"182","created":"09/01/2015 09:21 GMT","title":"The suspects are very close to Paris' major airport","tweet_link":"182_the-suspects-are-very-close-to-paris-major-airport","entry_text":"

\"google\"

","short_text":"

"},{"id":"180","created":"09/01/2015 09:18 GMT","title":"Runways reportedly closed, shootout took place just 13km from Charles de Gaulle","tweet_link":"180_runways-reportedly-closed-shootout-took-place-just-13km-from-charles-de-gaulle","entry_text":"

2x Air France planes have aborted landing at CDG due to shooting....

— Flight Emergencies (@FlightEmergency) January 9, 2015

A380 @airfrance HPJG as AF7 made a go-around at Paris. pic.twitter.com/FloOnFEz72

— A380 fanclub (@a380fanclub) January 9, 2015

","short_text":"

2x Air France planes have aborted landing at CDG due to shooting....

— Flight Emergencies (@FlightEmergency) January 9, 2015...Read More"},{"id":"178","created":"09/01/2015 09:13 GMT","title":"TWO FEARED DEAD, 20 INJURED IN SHOOTOUT WHERE HOSTAGE REPORTEDLY TAKEN","tweet_link":"178_two-feared-dead-20-injured-in-shootout-where-hostage-reportedly-taken","entry_text":"

Reuters and French media are reporting horrific scenes in Dammartin-en-Goele, with at least two people feared dead.

• Suspects may have taken at least one hostage

• Up to 20 people are feared to be injured

• Two people reported killed in the shootout as the pair of suspect stole a car

","short_text":"

Reuters and French media are reporting horrific scenes in Dammartin-en-Goele, with at least two people feared dead.

• Suspects may have taken at least one hostage
\n• Up to 20 people are feared to be injured
\n• Two people reported...Read More"},{"id":"176","created":"09/01/2015 08:56 GMT","title":"DEVELOPMENTS - Manhunt is on","tweet_link":"176_developments-manhunt-is-on","entry_text":"

• France's interior minister confirms chase is on

• Suspect steal a Peugeot and evade police capture

• Reports emerge of hostages being taken

• 88,000 French police swarm the streets

","short_text":"

• France's interior minister confirms chase is on
\n• Suspect steal a Peugeot and evade police capture
\n• Reports emerge of hostages being taken
\n• 88,000 French police swarm the streets

"},{"id":"174","created":"09/01/2015 08:51 GMT","title":"France's interior minister confirms operation is underway","tweet_link":"174_frances-interior-minister-confirms-operation-is-underway","entry_text":"

These are live images from the chase, currently underway around 30 miles from Paris.

\"sky

","short_text":"

These are live images from the chase, currently underway around 30 miles from Paris.

"},{"id":"172","created":"09/01/2015 08:37 GMT","title":"Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook will be a place where you can 'speak freely without fear of violence'","tweet_link":"172_mark-zuckerberg-says-facebook-will-be-a-place-where-you-can-speak-freely-without-fear-of-violence","entry_text":"

","short_text":"

Now she has spoken about the pain of imagining his last moments, and how she never thought he would pay such a high price, despite him warning her he was in a \"risky profession\".

“I thought that you could stop him in the street, show disagreement, but I never thought you could kill artists,” she told Europe1 radio. “I don’t think you can kill ideas.”

“He was a man who was afraid. He was scared of what would happen to society, and of the world he was leaving to his grandchildren.”

","short_text":"

Elsa Wolinski posted this haunting image, and beautiful tribute to her father Georges Wolinski on Wednesday, of the cartoonist's writing desk with the caption: 'Papa is dead, not Wolinski'.

Read More"},{"id":"166","created":"09/01/2015 08:00 GMT","title":"Our tribute to #JeSuisCharlie - from all the HuffPost editions","tweet_link":"166_our-tribute-to-jesuischarlie-from-all-the-huffpost-editions","entry_text":"

Created by El Huffington Post's Arturo Bracero (@squaree)

","short_text":"

Created by El Huffington Post's Arturo Bracero (@squaree)

"},{"id":"164","created":"09/01/2015 07:58 GMT","title":"Manhunt resumes Friday","tweet_link":"164_manhunt-resumes-friday","entry_text":"

The two suspects for the brutal mass shootings at the Charlie Hebdo magazine are still at large.

\"paris

Here's what we know this morning:

• Police SWAT teams backed by helicopters tracked two heavily armed brothers with al-Qaida sympathies homing in Thursday on a region north of Paris as the nation mourned the dozen slain.

• US counterterrorism officials said Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, were both on the US no-fly list, and distributed their portraits with the notice \"armed and dangerous.\"

• More than 88,000 security forces have been deployed on the streets of France.

• A French security official said American authorities had shared intelligence indicating that Said Kouachi had traveled to Yemen several years ago for training and French authorities were seeking to verify the accuracy of the intelligence.

• Nine people, members of the brothers' entourage, have been detained for questioning in several regions.

• 90 people, many of them witnesses to the grisly assault on the satirical weekly, were questioned for information on the attackers, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said in a statement.

• Charlie Hebdo planned a special edition next week, housed in the offices of another paper, with a print run of one million.

• Two mosques in France were firebombed Thursday, despite pleas for tolerance and restraint from senior police and politicians

","short_text":"

The two suspects for the brutal mass shootings at the Charlie Hebdo magazine are still at large.

Here's what we know this morning:

• Police SWAT teams backed by helicopters tracked two heavily armed brothers with al-Qaida...Read More"},{"id":"162","created":"09/01/2015 03:15 GMT","title":"Search ended for the day","tweet_link":"162_search-ended-for-the-day","entry_text":"

French broadcaster TF1 reported that police have suspended the manhunt for the night.

","short_text":"

French broadcaster TF1 reported that police have suspended the manhunt for the night.

"},{"id":"160","created":"09/01/2015 03:11 GMT","title":"Chair of Islamic Studies at American University on Paris","tweet_link":"160_chair-of-islamic-studies-at-american-university-on-paris","entry_text":"

Academic Akbar Ahmed has blogged for the WorldPost on why now is such an important time for Muslims in Europe.

\"It was now a matter of life and death to understand the European Muslims. . . the question on people's minds was how to convert Jihadi John to Malleable Mustafa and Jihad Jane to Loyal Leila.\"

Read the full piece here

","short_text":"

Academic Akbar Ahmed has blogged for the WorldPost on why now is such an important time for Muslims in Europe.

\"It was now a matter of life and death to understand the European Muslims. . . the question on people's minds was how to convert Jihad...Read More"},{"id":"158","created":"09/01/2015 03:07 GMT","title":"Police Still Searching Woodland","tweet_link":"158_police-still-searching-woodland","entry_text":"

The manhunt by French police remained fixed on the large forest 50 miles outside Paris, where the gunmen were reportedly last spotted. The story here

","short_text":"

The manhunt by French police remained fixed on the large forest 50 miles outside Paris, where the gunmen were reportedly last spotted. The story Read More"},{"id":"156","created":"09/01/2015 03:05 GMT","title":"Report","tweet_link":"156_report","entry_text":"

One of two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at a French satirical weekly visited Yemen in 2011 to train with al Qaeda-affiliated militants. Read the story here

","short_text":"

One of two brothers suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at a French satirical weekly visited Yemen in 2011 to train with al Qaeda-affiliated militants. Read the story Read More"},{"id":"154","created":"08/01/2015 17:00 GMT","title":"French riot officers patrol in Longpont, north of Paris, France","tweet_link":"154_french-riot-officers-patrol-in-longpont-north-of-paris-france","entry_text":"

","short_text":""},{"id":"152","created":"08/01/2015 16:47 GMT","title":"Suspect was 'aspiring rapper'","tweet_link":"152_suspect-was-aspiring-rapper","entry_text":"

This is the video of Cherif Kouachi, who appeared in a documentary about radicalisation in 2005 (detailed in a previous post).

It's in French, but Kouachi can be seen in a black baseball cap, and it features some samples of him rapping.

","short_text":"

This is the video of Cherif Kouachi, who appeared in a documentary about radicalisation in 2005 (detailed in a previous post).

It's in French, but Kouachi can be seen in a black baseball cap, and it features some samples of him rapping.

Read More"},{"id":"150","created":"08/01/2015 16:42 GMT","title":"Armed police scour forest","tweet_link":"150_armed-police-scour-forest","entry_text":"

\"france

Armed officers were seen in the village of Longpont on the edge of the Foret de Retz, which is around 50 miles from Paris.

Benoit Verdun, a hotel worker in the area, told Sky News: \"There are lots of policemen. I can see a huge police car. They are asking people 'have you seen anybody?' They have big guns with them.

\"The forest is bigger than Paris - it is very big and very wide. \"

The Vigipirate plan - the French national security alert system - was yesterday raised to its highest level, \"alerte attentat\", across the entire Ile-de-France region around Paris.

That threat level has now reportedly been extended to cover Picardy, the northern French region where the suspects are said to have been spotted.

","short_text":"

Armed officers were seen in the village of Longpont on the edge of the Foret de Retz, which is around 50 miles from Paris.

Benoit Verdun, a hotel worker in the area, told Sky News: \"There are lots of policemen. I can see a huge police car....Read More"},{"id":"148","created":"08/01/2015 15:57 GMT","title":"Parliamentarians show solidarity with Charlie Hebdo","tweet_link":"148_parliamentarians-show-solidarity-with-charlie-hebdo","entry_text":"

Pens aloft. UK MPs, peers and Parliamentary staff stand in solidarity with the people of France. #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/ztJPZedJB7

— The Labour Party (@UKLabour) January 8, 2015

In solidarity with #CharlieHebdo, stood in silence with hundreds from all Parties in Parliament pic.twitter.com/1NGN5emINI

— JackDromeyMP (@JackDromeyMP) January 8, 2015

Proud to represent #Harlow in Parliament today in paying tribute to victims of #CharlieHebdo shooting with Essex MPs pic.twitter.com/rliBnA96X1

— Robert Halfon MP (@halfon4harlowMP) January 8, 2015

#JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/KPMVmu8BiU

— UK Parliament (@UKParliament) January 8, 2015

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Pens aloft. UK MPs, peers and Parliamentary staff stand in solidarity with the people of France. #JeSuisCharlie Read More"},{"id":"146","created":"08/01/2015 15:52 GMT","title":"What we know about the suspects","tweet_link":"146_what-we-know-about-the-suspects","entry_text":"

• Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, were the targets of a mammoth manhunt following Wednesday's slayings at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

• The younger Kouachi, a former pizza deliveryman, had been sentenced to 18 months of prison in 2008 after trying to leave France to join Muslim fighters battling in Iraq.

• Reporters who covered the trial recalled \"a skinny young defendant who appeared very nervous in court\" and a lawyer who said his client \"had gotten in over his head with the wrong crowd\".

• During the trial, Kouachi was said to have undergone only minimal training for combat, going jogging in a Paris park to shape up and learning how a Kalashnikov automatic rifle works by studying a sketch.

• He was described at the time as a reluctant holy warrior, relieved to have been stopped by French counterespionage officials from taking a Syria-bound flight that was ultimately supposed to lead him into the battlefields of Iraq.

• But imprisonment changed his former client, attorney Vincent Ollivier told Le Parisien newspaper in a story published Thursday.

• Cherif Kouachi became closed off and unresponsive and started growing a beard, the lawyer said, adding the time in prison may have turned his client into a ticking time bomb.

• A French television documentary showed him in 2004, when, according to the narrator, the young man in a black T-shirt with extremely close-cropped hair and a chunky wristwatch was more interested in pretty girls and rap music than going to the mosque.

• It was the teachings of a radical Muslim preacher in his Paris neighborhood, Kouachi is quoted as saying in the documentary, who \"told me that (holy) texts prove the benefits of suicide attacks. It's written in the texts that it's good to die as a martyr.\"

• Less is known publicly about Said Kouachi, the older brother, but French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told French radio Thursday that both were known to intelligence services

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• Cherif Kouachi, 32, and Said Kouachi, 34, were the targets of a mammoth manhunt following Wednesday's slayings at the Paris offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

• The younger Kouachi, a former pizza deliveryman, had been sent...Read More"},{"id":"144","created":"08/01/2015 15:47 GMT","title":"The world's youngest defender of free expression","tweet_link":"144_the-worlds-youngest-defender-of-free-expression","entry_text":"

// 😢 🙏 #jesuischarlie

A photo posted by marine (@marine_wood) on

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It is believed to have been started by Dyab Abou Jahjah, an Arab political activist, the founder and leader of the Arab European League, a pan-Arabist movement that supports the interests of Muslim immigrants in Europe.

Abou Jahjah’s message had been retweeted 2,300 times within three hours on Thursday.

Columnist John Rentoul was one who retweeted, though it was greeted with disapproval by Aaron Hicklin, who replied: “How offensive. Ahmed died doing his job. As did the journalists at Charlie Hebdo.”

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It is believed to have been started by Read More"},{"id":"140","created":"08/01/2015 15:21 GMT","title":"Security stepped up in Britain","tweet_link":"140_security-stepped-up-in-britain","entry_text":"

British Transport Police today said it had increased armed patrols at London's St Pancras station to provide reassurance to the public at the Eurostar terminal following the Paris terror attack.

Security has been increased at UK ports following the terror attack in Paris, although there is no specific threat to the country, Downing Street said.

MI5 director general Andrew Parker said yesterday's terrorist attack at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris was a \"terrible reminder of the intentions of those who wish us harm\", adding: \"As you would expect, we are offering our French colleagues our full support as they respond.\"

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British Transport Police today said it had increased armed patrols at London's St Pancras station to provide reassurance to the public at the Eurostar terminal following the Paris terror attack.

Security has been increased at UK ports following t...Read More"},{"id":"138","created":"08/01/2015 14:59 GMT","title":"'I'm not going to kill you because you're a woman, but you must convert to Islam'","tweet_link":"138_im-not-going-to-kill-you-because-youre-a-woman-but-you-must-convert-to-islam","entry_text":"

One of the freelancers for Charlie Hebdo has recounted the moment the attackers burst into the magazine's morning meeting, shouting the name of Charb, the magazine's editor.

Sigolène Vinson recalled how the men shot the cartoonist, along with three others they identified, Cabu, Wolinski and Tignous, one-by-one, and then spread a hail of bullets across the rest of the room.

Vinson told RFI she thought she was going to die, but one of the attackers said: \"I’m not going to kill you because you’re a woman, we don’t kill women, but you must convert to Islam, read the Quran and cover yourself.”

One woman did die in the attack, however, Elsa Cayat, a psychoanalyst and columnist who wrote the regular feature \"The Couch\".

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One of the freelancers for Charlie Hebdo has recounted the moment the attackers burst into the magazine's morning meeting, shouting the name of Charb, the magazine's editor.

Sigolène Vinson recalled how the men shot the cartoonist, along with th...Read More"},{"id":"136","created":"08/01/2015 14:44 GMT","title":"The first picture of inside the bloodied offices of Charlie Hebdo","tweet_link":"136_the-first-picture-of-inside-the-bloodied-offices-of-charlie-hebdo","entry_text":"

Récit glaçant de l'attaque de #CharlieHebdo. Par @soren_seelow http://t.co/uHcFdS0aWe #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/y1YQqIDzyw

— Alexandre Pouchard (@AlexPouchard) January 8, 2015

The first chilling image of the bloodied offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has emerged.

Published in French daily Le Monde, it shows a hallway with smudged trails of blood running down it.

Blood-stained papers lie also lie on the ground, hinting at the chaos and panic that unfolded as masked gunmen burst into the Paris officers of Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday armed with Kalashnikovs and opened fire.

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Récit glaçant de l'attaque de #CharlieHebdo. Par @soren_seelow Read More"},{"id":"134","created":"08/01/2015 14:41 GMT","title":"The police raid on Crepy-en-Valois - PICTURES","tweet_link":"134_the-police-raid-on-crepyenvalois-pictures","entry_text":"

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"},{"id":"132","created":"08/01/2015 14:40 GMT","title":"French police converge on Crepy-en-Valois, where suspects said to be holed up","tweet_link":"132_french-police-converge-on-crepyenvalois-where-suspects-said-to-be-holed-up","entry_text":"

French anti-terrorism police are converging on the town of Crépy-en-Valois, north of Paris, with multiple reports that the suspects have abandoned their car, last seen at a petrol station, and are now in a property in the town.

Bruno Fortier, the mayor of Crépy-en-Valois, told Reuters helicopters were circling his town and police were deploying. \"It's an incessant waltz of police cars and trucks,\" he said.

Huge convoy of police incl black armoured truck just flew through Crepy en Valois. pic.twitter.com/tE84tm2WHc

— Piers Scholfield (@inglesi) January 8, 2015

Jihadi flags and Molotov cocktails were found in the abandoned car Wednesday in Paris, AFP'S Didier Lauras reported earlier.

#CharlieHebdo : drapeaux jihadistes et cocktails Molotov dans la voiture abandonnée mercredi à Paris (proche dossier) #AFP

— Didier Lauras (@didlauras) January 8, 2015

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French anti-terrorism police are converging on the town of Crépy-en-Valois, north of Paris, with multiple reports that the suspects have abandoned their car, last seen at a petrol station, and are now in a property in the town.

Bruno Fortier, th...Read More"},{"id":"130","created":"08/01/2015 14:32 GMT","title":"A thought-provoking tweet","tweet_link":"130_a-thoughtprovoking-tweet","entry_text":"

I am not Charlie, I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so. #JesuisAhmed

— Dyab Abou Jahjah (@Aboujahjah) January 8, 2015

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I am not Charlie, I am Ahmed the dead cop. Charlie ridiculed my faith and culture and I died defending his right to do so. #JesuisAhmed

&md...Read More"},{"id":"128","created":"08/01/2015 14:30 GMT","title":"Charlie Hebdo to be published next week, with print run of one million","tweet_link":"128_charlie-hebdo-to-be-published-next-week-with-print-run-of-one-million","entry_text":"

The remaining staff members of the satirical magazine will go ahead and publish the magazine - and increase the print run to one million from the typical 60,000.

On French TV channel iTélé, Patrick Pelloux, a doctor who wrote for the paper, sobbed as he vowed: \"the magazine will continue, or the killers will have won.\"

“It’s very hard. We are all suffering, we feel grief, and fear, but we will do it anyway,” he said.

Martin Rowson, the Guardian cartoonist who is chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association, called for his colleagues to join him in “donating a free drawing”.

\"Charlie Hebdo is planning to continue printing its magazine next week. As chairman of the British Cartoonists’ Association, I am calling on my fellow cartoonists to join me in donating a free drawing,\" he wrote.

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The remaining staff members of the satirical magazine will go ahead and publish the magazine - and increase the print run to one million from the typical 60,000.

On French TV channel iTélé, Patrick Pelloux, a doctor who wrote for the paper, sob...Read More"},{"id":"126","created":"08/01/2015 12:54 GMT","title":"Suspects 'rob a petrol station'","tweet_link":"126_suspects-rob-a-petrol-station","entry_text":"

The suspects in the attack on Charlie Hebdo robbed a petrol station in northern France and then took off in a car packed with weapons, according to reporters on the scene in northern France.

According to the manager of the service station on the RN2 road the men had Kalashnikovs and rocket-propelled grenade launchers and drove off in the same car witnesses described as being hijacked on Wednesday.

The manager reportedly told police that the men had headed back towards Paris.

It was also claimed that the suspects stole food and petrol from the service station, which was later sealed off by police while armed officers patrolled nearby and helicopters hovered overhead.

At petrol station where suspects seen earlier pic.twitter.com/psr4SB5dFt

— Joey Jones (@joeyjonessky) January 8, 2015

Just arrived at the petrol station robbed by the alleged armed suspects in l'Aisne . Lots of police #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/jDIWnBdFIr

— Sophie Garratt (@SophGarratt) January 8, 2015

Police are at the Petrol Station near Villers-Cotterêts where the gunmen were seen this AM #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/2fIiagz0EH

— Jennifer Mills (@jennffer) January 8, 2015

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The suspects in the attack on Charlie Hebdo robbed a petrol station in northern France and then took off in a car packed with weapons, according to reporters on the scene in northern France.

According to the manager of the service station on the...Read More"},{"id":"124","created":"08/01/2015 12:15 GMT","title":"Muslims Are Right To Be Angry Says Catholic Leader Bill Donohue","tweet_link":"124_muslims-are-right-to-be-angry-says-catholic-leader-bill-donohue","entry_text":"

Catholic League President Bill Donohue has said that the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo were provocative.

“Those who work at this newspaper have a long and disgusting record of going way beyond the mere lampooning of figures and this is especially of their depictions of religious figures.

Stephane Charbonnier, the paper’s publisher, was killed today in the slaughter. It is too bad that he didn’t understand the role he played in his tragic death.

“In 2012, when asked why he insults Muslims, he said, ‘Muhammad isn’t sacred to me.’ Had he not been so narcissistic, he may still be alive.\"

More on this story here.

Charlie Hebdo has relentlessly posted anti-Catholic cartoons, including nuns in pornographic poses and a rain of condoms falling on the Pope.

That remark from Bill Donohue makes it plain - it's about religious offence v enlightenment, not Islam v enlightenment.

— Lloyd Shepherd (@lloydshep) January 7, 2015

“Had [Charbonnier] not been so narcissistic, he may still be alive.” Bill Donohue of the Catholic League is as awful as ever #JeSuisCharlie

— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) January 8, 2015

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Catholic League President Bill Donohue has said that the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo were provocative.

“Those who work at this newspaper have a long and disgusting record of going way beyond the mere lampooning of figures an...Read More"},{"id":"122","created":"08/01/2015 12:11 GMT","title":"\"Today, we are not \"all Charlie Hebdo\", to paraphrase the Twitter hashtag. What we are is afraid.\"","tweet_link":"122_today-we-are-not-all-charlie-hebdo-to-paraphrase-the-twitter-hashtag-what-we-are-is-afraid","entry_text":"

Human rights barrister Adam Wagner has blogged for HuffPost on the decision of the British press not to publish any of the Charlie Hebdo cartoons on their front pages, in contrast to many in Europe.

So not a single UK newspaper has dared show a single #CharlieHebdo cartoon on its front page #nousavonpeur pic.twitter.com/VRNBIvRdik

— Adam Wagner (@AdamWagner1) January 7, 2015

He writes:

The UK supposedly has a bold and fearless press. At least, that is the narrative we are sold by the press. But where was that fearlessness today? Effective political satire is always dangerous, not necessarily physically but it inevitably it will be risky to the publisher. And the more effective it is, the greater danger it will cause. It seems that in the UK the press has lost its nerve.

I am not here blaming the press for the massacre. That is the fault of the men who fired the guns. But this is as good at time as any to ask if our fear of causing offence is doing us damage. Today, we are not \"all Charlie Hebdo\", to paraphrase the Twitter hashtag. What we are is afraid.

Read the full piece here.

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Human rights barrister Adam Wagner has blogged for HuffPost on the decision of the British press not to publi...Read More"},{"id":"120","created":"08/01/2015 11:48 GMT","title":"Journalists in Paris observe minute's silence","tweet_link":"120_journalists-in-paris-observe-minutes-silence","entry_text":"

Sur l'immeuble du géant des médias Axel Springer, à Berlin: pic.twitter.com/wPp1ecdYOR #JeSuisCharlie via @helkohl

— Amaury Guibert (@amauryguibert) January 8, 2015

Nouvelle minute de silence au @Le_Figaro #JeSuisCharlie 😪 pic.twitter.com/ClSMl49CLj

— Émilie Geffray (@emiliegeffray) January 8, 2015

Aftonbladets redaktion #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/fOJJeb6T3v

— michael poromaa (@MPoromaa) January 8, 2015

#JeSuisCharlie moving minute of silence at #AFP headquarters for the victims of Charlie Hebdo pic.twitter.com/JHz0JQGoru

— Francis Kohn (@Rimlaire) January 8, 2015

Minute's silence at Guardian office for #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/H4FQcR33uy

— Ian Prior (@ianprior) January 8, 2015

#Je Suis Charlie - FT journalists observe a minute's silence in solidarity with victims of #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/zGiao0LMYJ

— Annabel (@AnnabelPictures) January 8, 2015

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Sur l'immeuble du géant des médias Axel Springer, à Berlin: pic.twitter.com/wPp1ecdYOR #JeSuisCharlieRead More"},{"id":"118","created":"08/01/2015 11:46 GMT","title":"Coalition of free speech NGOs call for publication of Charlie Hebdo cartoons ","tweet_link":"118_coalition-of-free-speech-ngos-call-for-publication-of-charlie-hebdo-cartoons-","entry_text":"

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Index on Censorship and PEN America have issued a joint statement asking all UK media to simultaneously publish the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo, which many suspect are one of the motivations for the bloody attack.

We believe that only through solidarity – in showing that we truly defend all those who exercise their right to speak freely – can we defeat those who would use violence to silence free speech. We ask media organisations, individuals and everyone who supports free speech to join together in this action.

Each publication will select a cartoon, a range of cartoons, or covers that they believe best reflect the right to free expression and publish at the same time globally. The idea is a moment of unity in which we show that together we stand up for journalism and the right to free speech, no matter what, and to show our support and respect for those killed on January 7.

But, as Jewish Chronicle editor Stephen Pollard points out, it's a serious dilemma for many.

Easy to attack papers for not showing cartoons. But here's my editor's dilemma. Every principle I hold tells me to print them. But 1/2

— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) January 7, 2015

what right do I have to risk the lives of my staff to make a point? 2/2

— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) January 7, 2015

Because this isn't a mere debate about principles. As today showed, this is about lives. These people are butchers.

— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) January 7, 2015

Get real, folks. A Jewish newspaper like mine that published such cartoons would be at the front of the queue for Islamists to murder.

— Stephen Pollard (@stephenpollard) January 7, 2015

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The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, Index on Censorship and PEN America have issued a joint statement asking all UK media to simultaneously publish the cartoons of Charlie Hebdo, which many suspect are one of the motivations for the bloody attack.

Read More"},{"id":"116","created":"08/01/2015 11:36 GMT","title":"British largest Muslim body condemns Charlie Hebdo killings","tweet_link":"116_british-largest-muslim-body-condemns-charlie-hebdo-killings","entry_text":"

Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said:

“Nothing justifies the taking of life. Those who have killed in the name of our religion today claim to be avenging the insults made against Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace. But nothing is more immoral, offensive and insulting against our beloved Prophet than such a callous act of murder. Our thoughts, prayers and solidarity go to the families of the victims and the people of France.

\"Naturally, and unfortunately discussion will now fall on the right to intentionally publish hurtful material that denigrates religious figures and traditions. But however offended we may be, the ultimate denigration of our faith comes from these murderers who have unjustifiably taken life.

\"In the coming weeks Muslims will face the test of having to justify themselves and their place in Western society. As Muslims we are ever mindful of our Lord's injunction to convey our true faith with wisdom and beautiful words. Indeed in the noble Qur'an we are told: ‘The true servants of the Merciful are those who walk humbly on the earth and when the ignorant address them they say: Peace.’

\"In addition, while Muslims must engage with fellow citizens in a spirit of dialogue and friendship, we must all come together to seek unity and defy the terrorists whose only aim is to divide us. The best defence against closed minds is for a truly open society, welcoming of all.”

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Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said:

“Nothing justifies the taking of life. Those who have killed in the name of our religion today claim to be avenging the insults made against Prophet Muhammad,...Read More"},{"id":"114","created":"08/01/2015 11:23 GMT","title":"A minute's silence has taken place in Paris, during a 'day of mourning' called by the President","tweet_link":"114_a-minutes-silence-has-taken-place-in-paris-during-a-day-of-mourning-called-by-the-president","entry_text":"

Journalists hold up their press cards during a minute of silence outside the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.

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Journalists hold up their press cards during a minute of silence outside the Charlie Hebdo newspaper in Paris.

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg rounds on Nigel Farage on his LBC show, accusing the Ukip leader of using the Paris shooting to make \"political points\" and imply British Muslims are \"part of the problem.\".

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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg rounds on Nigel Farage on his LBC show, accusing the Ukip leader of using the Paris shooting to make \"political points\" and imply British Muslims are \"part of the problem.\".

Met Police officers hold a one-minute silence outside Scotland Yard in memory of those killed in Paris yesterday: pic.twitter.com/m06BP3q4c0

— Alistair Bunkall (@AliBunkallSKY) January 8, 2015

Police officers & staff across Norfolk observe a 2 minute silence. #PoliceTributeToParis #JeSuisCharlie pic.twitter.com/ievobVgUSy

— Norfolk Police (@NorfolkPolice) January 8, 2015

A two-minute silence was held by Northamptonshire Police at 10.30am today in memory of those killed in Paris. pic.twitter.com/DKJyBU96Ne

— Northants Police (@NorthantsPolice) January 8, 2015

Officers observing min silence in respect of our fallen colleagues in France @PNationale pic.twitter.com/BnbaZFQ7CC

— Skipton Police (@Skipton_Police) January 8, 2015

Dyfed-Powys Police HQ observe minute silence, led by CC Simon Prince #JeSuisCharlie #CharlieHebdo pic.twitter.com/Afznk6zXpj

— Dyfed Powys Police (@DyfedPowys) January 8, 2015

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Officers and staff at headquarters observing a minute's silence for our fallen colleagues. #PoliceTributeToParis Read More"},{"id":"108","created":"08/01/2015 11:04 GMT","title":"'Weapons seen in back of vehicle'","tweet_link":"108_weapons-seen-in-back-of-vehicle","entry_text":"

There are new details emerging as police reportedly trail two suspects in northern France.

Said and Cherif Kouachi, the two brothers hunted by police, are said to be in a grey Renault Clio, a car described by witnesses in Paris who saw them hijack a passing car in the 19th district.

The Guardian reported that the number plate was blacked out and weapons could be seen piled up in the vehicle which was travelling on the RN2 motorway near the town of Villers-Cotteret in northern France, 50 miles from Paris.

Differing reports on Twitter describe both a Kalashnikov and a rocket launcher inside the vehicle, but nothing has yet been confirmed by police.

French media reporting owner of petrol station saw 2 men wearing masks in car with guns & rocket launcher #CharlieHebdo

— lyse doucet (@bbclysedoucet) January 8, 2015

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There are new details emerging as police reportedly trail two suspects in northern France.

Said and Cherif Kouachi, the two brothers hunted by police, are said to be in a grey Renault Clio, a car described by witnesses in Paris who saw them hijac...Read More"}]

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