When I heard about the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo Paris’ office in France today, which left 12 people dead and 20 wounded, my first thought was the terrorists have crossed a line and have now put good, innocent Muslims in that country at risk as anti-Muslim sentiment surges.
I think the attack may be the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, and that ordinary citizens fed up with cowardly attacks around the world by Muslim fanatics will now start launching attacks of their own — on Muslims in their places of worship and businesses, and on the street.
Indeed, I remember how so many French citizens took to the streets to protest against same-sex marriage, and how some of them resorted to violence by beating up gay people and in one case murdered a young gay man.
It is no stretch of the imagination to think that some French citizens will seek revenge on Muslims — any Muslims — after today’s attack, even though neither ISIS nor Al-Qaida may be directly responsible.
A new Pandora’s box has been opened, and everybody should be concerned. There is no way of knowing how it will all end, but one thing is for sure: many innocent lives will be lost before all the murderous fanatics are locked up or killed.