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  • Kerry: There Was ‘Rationale,’ ‘Legitimacy’ For The Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack

    Days after ISIS killed 129 people in a terrorist attack in France, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested Tuesday that there was a “rationale” for the January Islamic terror attacks in the country against the journalists/cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo magazine.

    “There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that,” Kerry told staff and their families at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.  “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that.”

    Kerry distinguished the terror attacks Friday in Paris from the Charlie Hebdo attacks. He said the attacks last week were “indiscriminate” and unlike the Charlie Hebdo attack were not executed to “aggrieve one particular sense of wrong.”

    Kerry arrived in Paris Monday following the G20 Summit in Turkey. He is the first senior official from the Obama administration to visit since Friday’s attacks.


    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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