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Doc was a teacher from 1967 to 2010. (Sigh)

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1647 - Paris
The terrorists did it again, this time in Paris, where they murdered a dozen people in the offices of a satirical newspaper. This was a particularly military oriented attack, and done exactly as they had planned, I am sure.
There is a huge contrast in the images of this event. On the one hand, three men dressed in black, in a black car, with automatic arms. On the other hand, a group of satiric journalists sitting in a staff meeting. The satirists were particularly hated for their lack of respect for religion, Islam especially. So they were killed, executed, as they say.
What goes on in the mind of these warriors? They must feel justified. Their religious world view must sustain and support actions of this type. They are coming from one of the great civilizing religions in the world, but they have removed the basic civilizing principles. The have withdrawn from normal discourse and dialog with the whole world. And they are fine with that withdrawal. I can't imagine how their adversaries can deal with such beliefs, but efforts have to be made, I imagine.