• Hands Up Don’t Shoot: Charlie Hebdo Edition

    By looking at the title you might think this article is about Ferguson. But in fact if you look at the raw video above of the terrorist attack in Paris you will see the person on the ground, a police officer, who has already been shot, will be shot at point-blank range. The victim has his hands up asking not to be shot again. The terrorist can be seen stepping over the victim on the ground, he turns and shoots.

    Why this daylight attack? Why this magazine? France has the largest Muslim population in Europe. France has been both a supporter of the United States in fighting ISIL and yet France has sent more of its people to fight with ISIL than any other nation in Europe.

    I have written many articles and op-eds on the need for ISIL to ratchet up the nature of its attacks so its followers are engaged and retained. Many people feel that this attack at Charlie Hebdo was retaliation for the cartoons the publication ran mocking Islam. Other think the attack was the result of the magazine poking fun at Islamic State Chief Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi.
    My guess is that both are true, but not the only reasons for the attack.

    The ever-increasing population of Muslims in France, and in Paris especially, has caused a clash in culture. The Muslims want to change France into a Muslim state and the local French have started to resists. The same is true of several other nations in Europe; people are resisting the loss of their culture and heritage.

    The growing Muslim population wants to get control of these nations and they also know that the natives are tired of the political correctness that has been used in the past to deal with the rising populations of Muslims. The native French, Spanish, Swiss and English are all protesting the Muslim invasion and the challenge to their history and heritage.

    The terrorist could not let this criticism of Baghdadi and ISIL go unchecked. The terrorists needed to send a message to France and the people of Europe and in fact the rest of the world that message is: “We are in charge”. Even if you raise your hands to surrender, we will still kill you.

    How successful was the attack? Just look at the coverage they have received around the globe. Their message of fear and intimidation is being spread across all media. One very important question that has to be asked, Will this type of terrorism come to the United States? Ask the families of the two assassinated New York City policemen what they think. If you think it is not the same just wait and American will find out what it means to say “Hands Up Don’t shoot” to a Muslim terrorists.

    Dan Perkins

    Dan Perkins is a novelist who has written a trilogy on a terrorist attack against the United States. The Brotherhood of the Red Nile series is available at Amazon.com. Mr. Perkins book web site is www.danperkins.guru.

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