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The Monday Poll: How should we respond to the terror in Paris?

On Thursday, a banner reading “I’m Charlie” hung on the fence of the French Embassy in Madrid, Spain.
On Thursday, a banner reading “I’m Charlie” hung on the fence of the French Embassy in Madrid, Spain. The Associated Press

Terror descended on the City of Light last week. Heavily armed Islamic extremists claimed the lives of at least 16 persons in Paris. They were journalists, police officers and ordinary citizens caught up in mayhem and hostage situations.

The first target was the weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which uses satire to lampoon major religions, institutions and public figures. The newspaper and its editor were on an Islamic hit list for making fun of the Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.

The murders terrorized one of the world’s major cities and raised fears and questions worldwide about the increasing frequency of attacks on civilians by Islamic militants.

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