In the wake of yesterday’s terrorist attack on the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, in which 12 people were killed by two Kalashnikov-wielding gunmen with extremist ties who remain at large, thousands gathered in public spaces throughout France, uniting in mourning and solidarity. Others in France evidently took a far less productive tack, attacking mosques in three French cities.
Daily Intel reports:
One of the attacks took place in Port La Nouvelle, in southern France, where an unknown assailant fired shots at a prayer room at a local mosque. Another mosque, in Le Mans, was attacked with grenades, while a restaurant near yet another one was bombed in Villefrance-sur-Saone.
By the twisted logic of these latest attacks’ perpetrators, violently targeting mosques at random is somehow an appropriate, sane response to a deadly act of terror by Muslim extremists. They couldn’t be more wrong.