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Charlie Hebdo Terrorists May Be Affiliated with Al Qaeda in Yemen

As of this writing, the three people responsible (two gunmen and a getaway driver) for the terrorist attacks at the offices of Charlie Hebdo are still at large.

Witnesses say the terrorists spoke perfect French and claimed that they were with al Qaeda in Yemen.

Unlike the so-called “lone wolf” incidents such the shootings in Ottawa last October and the hostage situation last month in Sydney, this operation appears to have been carried out with more planning and sophistication. Indeed, the official magazine of al Qaeda in Yemen, Inspire, included Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier as part of its 2013 “Wanted Dead or Alive for Crimes Against Islam” list.

Of course, if the terrorists were fluent in French that means they were either born in France or emigrated there when they were very young.

Despite the possible linkages to al Qaeda in Yemen, at this point, no one has formally claimed responsibility for the attack. At this point, ISIS cannot be ruled out. After all, hundreds of French citizens have gone to Iraq and Syria to fight with ISIS. Mehdi Nemmouche, the man responsible for killing four people at the Jewish Museum of Brussels last May, was an Algerian national living in France who had fought for ISIS in Syria. Nicolas Henin, a French reporter held in captivity by ISIS along with three other French journalists for nearly a year, claims that Nemmouche was his jailer.

Whether the people who carried out this attack are with al Qaeda in Yemen or with ISIS or any other Islamist terrorist organization, they had better be caught soon. because they are probably not done killing people.


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