The Islamist Terror Attacks in France

The jihadist attacks of January 9-11 that murdered 17 at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and a kosher supermarket in Paris are bound to have a long-term impact on the French national psyche.

Viewing the cartoonists’ murder as a major blow to France’s long-held tradition of a free press, many left-wingers abruptly awoke to the reality that the old French majority and the new Muslim minority, now at 10 percent of the total population and rapidly growing, do not share the same values.