Ted Cruz: An attack on Charlie Hebdo ‘is an attack on us all’

jesuischarlieOn Wednesday, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, posted a note on Facebook expressing solidarity with France after the brutal assault on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, saying the attack “is an attack on us all.”

“The United States stands in solidarity with our long-standing NATO ally France in this ongoing battle with radical Islamic terrorism,” he said.

“This most recent savage attack–on Charlie Hebdo Officiel–is an attack on us all. Freedom of the press is at the heart of all free societies. From Ottawa to Jerusalem to Sydney to Paris we need to band together to defend the values that make us great,” he added.

The civilized world came together Wednesday, condemning the brutal attack.

My French is very rusty, but I understand this means “I am Charlie.”


Meanwhile, liberals are doing all they can to diminish the Islamic connection and some, like CNN’s Sally Kohn, used it as an excuse to bash conservatives.

Worse yet, my friend and fellow Examiner, Timothy Whiteman, says Muslim jihadis and ISIS radicals are celebrating the murder of cartoonists.

“Within hours of a military assault-style attack on what tactically is known as a ‘soft target,’ both ISIS and supporters of Islamic Jihad have openly celebrated the massacre of French journalists, satirists, staff personnel, and two Paris police officers today,” he said.

The ISIS terrorist organization (also known as ISIL or simply IS) and their supporters on social media are celebrating the killings in Paris due to their anger at the publication for lampooning Mohammed, who founded of Islam 1,600 years ago. As reported by Great Britain’s The Telegraph, ISIS threatened the Gallic Republic on Sept. 22, 2014. The terrorists vowed “to kill ‘spiteful and filthy French’ in retaliation for air strikes …” As cited by multiple reports, the terrorists in Paris conducted the assault with military precision, as well as being equipped with Kalashnikov automatic rifles as well as a rocket launcher.

Naturally, because everyone knows the best response to a satirical cartoon is a rocket launcher.

Je suis Charlie.


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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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