Wednesday, 7 January 2015

A call to arms

Twelve people were brutally murdered in Paris today; most of them members of my own profession. What happened was a cold, calculated act of war. It was not terrorism.

In a show of solidarity, many people are posting or tweeting ""Je suis Charlie Hebdo".  Others are joining park vigils where they hold up pencils or pens in defiance.  I am doing neither because the time for gestures and hashtags is long, long past.  Instead, I ask people to call on the governments of the West to openly recognise that we are at war with not only the Jihadists, but also their sponsors and those who support their ends, if not their means, within and without our borders.

We must defeat these monsters and their ideology or we well end up dead or enslaved.

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