The world has come around to condemn the ghastly massacre that has happened at the French Magazine office Charlie Hebdo in Paris. “I’m horrified by the barbaric attacks in France. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families,” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on twitter.
Condemning the carnage, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the shooting in Paris is not only attack on French citizens, but on freedoms of the press and free speech.
“I strongly condemn the terrorist attack at the office of the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris today. This was a barbaric act and an outrageous attack on press freedom. My thoughts are with the victims and their families. We stand in full solidarity with our Ally France. All NATO Allies stand together in the fight against terrorism. Terrorism in all its forms and manifestations can never be tolerated or justified,” NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a statement.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday sent his condolences to the victims of the Paris newspaper attack and condemned “terrorism” in all its forms, his spokesman said Wednesday.
“Moscow resolutely condemns terrorism in all its forms,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told TASS news agency. “President Putin due to the tragic event in Paris… expresses his deep condolences to the relatives and loved ones of the dead and also to the people of Paris and all the French.”
“The murders in Paris are sickening. We stand with the French people in the fight against terror and defending the freedom of the press,” UK PM David Cameron said in a tweet.
The attack killed the four top cartoonists of the magazine who are revered by the French people. Sources tell that heavily armed terrorists shouting Islamist slogans stormed the Paris office of the magazine and killed 12 people including two security personnel.