Je Suis Charlie
                     By: Zoë Treadwell

On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, two brothers, Cherif and Saïd Kouachi attacked the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo. They stormed into the building and then demanded to know where the magazine was being created. They then made their way towards the correct building and killed a security official on their way there. The brothers barged into an editorial meeting and then listed out those they wanted dead. They ended up killing twelve people. Five of the victims were cartoonists, two or three were columnists and one, Stephane Charbonnier, was a cartoonist and an editor for the magazine. Later on January seventh, the lights on the Eiffel Tower were dimmed to mourn the Charlie Hebdo victims. The attack led to a show of solidarity of the French people and a focus of freedom of speech. I predict this will lead to some sort of prejudice against Muslims in France. I predict that the French will improve their military system and relationship with other countries.

"A Timeline of the Charlie Hebdo Attack." CNN.<>

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"Victims of the Paris Terror Attack." CNN.<>

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A political cartoon about the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Another political cartoon about the Charlie Hebdo attack.

Vigils for the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack were held all around the world.

The lights on the Eiffel Tower were dimmed in mourning on Wednesday evening.

The Washington Post explains the meaning and significance behind, "Je Suis Charlie"

Cartoonist, Albert Uderzo, come out of retirement to draw a Je Suis Charlie cartoon.

French NBA players wear "Je Suis Charlie" Shirts in support.


A CNN news broadcast about the Kouachi brothers.

Wikipedia Links:

A link about the phrase "Je Suis Charlie"

A Wikipedia article explaining the beliefs and culture of the Muslim people.

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