Many lone wolves are looking to die. Those are suicide operations. This, Paris, isnt a suicide mission, said Gomez, an ABC News consultant. They went in, shot up people and theyre out. They probably have an escape hatch and, if theyre connected to terrorists, who knows what kind of support system could be helping them out. Still, the attack wasn’t flawless, according to a witness who tweeted shortly after the incident that the attackers nearly shoot up the wrong office.
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They went in, shot up people and theyre out. They probably have an escape hatch and, if theyre connected to terrorists, who knows what kind of support system could be helping them out. No group has publicly taken responsibility for the attack, but the magazine, named Charlie Hebdo, has been target of Islamic extremists for years. In November 2011 the magazine was firebombed after it ran a cover featuring a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad. No one was injured in that attack. Islamic militants have long called for attacks on the satirical outlet.
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Some parents picked up their children from a nearby nursery school early.Residents of the high-rises around the weekly publication took to their cellphones, describing the scene from their balconies. Charlie Hebdo has been targeted before for satirizing radical Islam just one of many subjects it has mocked. And this is not the first time their neighborhood has turned into a police scene. The newspaper was firebombed in 2011, after it published a “sharia” issue which named the prophet Muhammad “editor-in-chief.” The cover featured a cartoon of the prophet that promised 100 lashes if you dont lie laughing! The magazine’s last tweet before today’s attack mocked Abu Bakr al-Baghadi, the proclaimed leader of the Islamic State. ALREADY ON EDGE No one has claimed responsibility for the act.But many in Paris are operating under the assumption that Muslim extremists are behind the massacre. France and the rest of Europe are on edge over the threat of terrorism, especially as many European citizens have joined jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq.Just before Christmas, three separate attacks spooked the nation. In one, a man yelled Allahu Akbar” before striking pedestrians in the eastern city of Dijon. And Prime Minister Manuel Valls said recently that France has “never before faced such a high threat linked to terrorism. France has Europes largest Muslim population and the largest number of citizens who have left to join groups like Islamic State. Authorities say that some 1,000 French have traveled to fight in Syria.
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