Support for Paris gunmen takes form on Twitter

#JeSuisKouachi, or “I am Kouachi” named after two attackers, Said Kouachi, 34, and Cherif Kouachi, 32, is becoming popular on social media site Twitter

A new hashtag has emerged on Twitter in support of gunmen who carried out deadly attacks in France that killed 17 people.

#JeSuisKouachi, or “I am Kouachi” is named after two brothers, Said Kouachi, 34, and Cherif Kouachi, 32, who carried out Wednesday’s attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, including leading French cartoonists and police officers.

According to trends determined at the, the #JeSuisKouachi tag appeared to become hugely popular in the last 24 hours, especially Friday after three gunmen were killed at the end of two hostage situations in France. According to statistics determined by the social media analytics site, the tag was shared at one point by more than 5,000 people per hour.

  • David

    Last evening Ezra said that the cops guarding Charlie Hebdo offices were unarmed. Is this a generally known fact?

    • Doug Kursk

      Yes, what’s the crap about this muslim officer…he was a bicycle cop on patrol (and unarmed) and basically stumbled upon the scene.

      Too bad for him, but he is no ‘hero’

      • The Muslims will lie about anything. Pity as he did not deserve his fate.

    • Not widely at all.

      • Reader

        But isn’t that the best way to protect people from death threats, to have unarmed guards?

        Its the EU way of doing things.

  • SDMatt

    No no no.

    When interviewing Mark Steyn the CBC’s Evan Solomon said he hadn’t seen or heard any support for the jihadis. So it can’t be.

    • Censored_often

      Someone as condescending and arrogant as Evan Solomon would be a perfect person to run for the leadership of the Liberal Party of Canada! I assume he’s a buddy of Justin “Jihad” Trudeau?

    • Get out? When was this?

  • mauser 98
  • Ron MacDonald

    . . . getting corn-holed by seventy-two Virginians.

  • “ This attack only underscores the need for France to immediately engage in negotiations with French Muslims, that will result in the creation of two states for two peoples, living side by side, in peace and security, with Paris as a shared capital…”

    “But on the Muslim side is the Eiffel Tower as it has a long history of being a Muslim holy site as said in the Quran.”

    Quoted from other comment sections elsewhere.

    • Scary but I envision such a future for France.

    • john s

      I like this idea! Put em in their own country, then engage them in a real actual war, which muslims have always lost for the last 600 years or so, and ship em out to Libya, which will need people by then.

    • Censored_often

      LOL LOL LOL! Now I’ve read funny stuff on BCF in the past, but this is awesome! Yes, indeed, the Eiffel Tower is mentioned several times in the Hadith, but I cannot recall if it was a holy site in France for the Muslims before or after the Muslims discovered America.

      • Surele Surele

        Allah created Eiffel Tower, the same way he created Great Britain (according to pretty face Choudary)

  • WalterBannon

    round up all of them and summarily execute them

  • Cowards and/or Islamists.

    Crap attracts flies.

    • Clausewitz

      You’re being redundantly redundant again. Cowards and Islamists, indeed.

      • Sorry.

        What I meant was that there are the usual self-loathing white liberal douchebags and then there are the “radicalised” “lone wolves”.