« Morning Thread (1-8-2015) | Main | Open Thread »
January 08, 2015

Survivors Retrace The Horror At Charlie Hebdo

A chilling account here.

According to a witness quoted in the French news media, the killers opened fire, killing Mr. Boisseau and spraying the lobby with so much gunfire that some people thought a scaffold was falling.

Moments later, according to witnesses, the men raced up the stairs, their machine guns at the ready, and headed to the editorial room.

“Where is Charb? Where is Charb?” they shouted, using a widely known nickname for Mr. Charbonnier. Spotting their target, a trim, bespectacled man, the men aimed and fired.

Then, witnesses said, they executed the newspaper’s chief cartoonists where they sat, frozen, before massacring nearly everyone else in the room in a hail of fire.

“It lasted about five minutes,” said Ms. Rey, shaken and afraid. “They spoke perfect French and claimed to be from Al Qaeda.”

Sigolčne Vinson, a freelancer who had decided to come in that morning to take part in the meeting, thought she would be killed when one of the men approached her.

Instead, she told French news media, the man 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,” she recalled.

Remember though, Howard Dean says the terrorists aren't Muslim. And really, who would know better, the Muslim terrorists themselves or Howard Dean?


digg this
posted by BenK at 08:51 AM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
sock_rat_eez_[/i][/u][/s][/b]: "Oh, and g'mornin', Horde ! ..."

Roland [OMITTED]: "Then he ruled against the individual in New London ..."

Jean: "If HRC needs Warren or a token Black man to shore ..."

rickb223 TEXIT[/s][/i][/b]: "Concealed Carry without training and licensing? I ..."

Laurie David's Cervix: "Trump doing rallies today and tomorrow in Ohio and ..."

sock_rat_eez_[/i][/u][/s][/b]: ""... shall not be infringed." How many other ex ..."

Jiminy Cricket - let your conscience be your guide: "Maybe Barry, but not me. It's all hardwood here,, ..."

Jane D'oh: "[i]292 Is the GOP Benghazi report going to name n ..."

Anna Puma: "The 914 has the aesthetics of a door stop. And onl ..."

josephistan: "287 The Karmann Ghia is a beautiful looking car, I ..."

Willie Peter-Haines: "Stuffing a Porsche 993 engine into a Karmann Ghia. ..."

Village Idiot's Apprentice [/i] [/s]: "[s] Political speech [/s] Women voting without tra ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64