Paris terror attacks assault us all

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The radical-Muslim terror attacks on a parody publication and a kosher supermarket in Paris killed 17 people, but they also assaulted every journalist and media outlet in the free world, and violated every household, school, civic group, government, business owner, activist, worshipper, and individual valuing life and liberty.

The slaughtered satirists were free-speech fighters in a bog of knee-jerk apologists, whose customary sprint to defend “the religion of peace” before its dead victims are even cold is simply preposterous. Their supreme sacrifice should move every last one of us to react against radical Islam’s moral abyss, a depraved cavern that Charlie Hebdo’s courageous cartoonists knew all too well.

“I’d rather die standing than live on my knees,” said editor Stephane Charbonnier — an equal-opportunity satirist who routinely took on Christians and Jews, too — after terrorists firebombed the newspaper in 2012 for its Mohammed caricatures.

Charbonnier and the other victims can rest in peace knowing their murders have ignited an urgent global conversation about the detachment of moderate Muslims during a cliff-hanging time for humankind.

Free speech is the squire of all our freedoms, and Muslim Americans hailing from Islamo-tyrannies benefit from it more than most with impunity, screaming bias to criticize U.S. policies and browbeat municipalities into folding their critical terror-fighting surveillance programs. A stark contrast indeed to Christian Italians who blink away when federal agents spy on them during Mafia investigations, and Jews who absorb their eternal persecution with aplomb.

Unchecked immigration and open borders have birthed an alarming Euro-caliphate across the pond, complete with autonomous Muslim ghettos run by theocratic fascists catered to by docile host governments. It is headed this way, unless we close our borders, abandon our appeasement policies, stop detainee transfers from Gitmo, defund and isolate Muslim nations, and realize “the religion of peace” is only sacred to the believers who are not stopping the “handful” of terrorists from killing innocent people and wrecking the world.

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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