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Our thoughts: Charlie Hebdo tragedy
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Last week we were shocked by the violent attack on the office of a French satirical newspaper called Charlie Hebdo.

Twelve innocent people were killed ruthlessly by Islamic terrorist animals.

We mourn their loss and we admire their courage.

We wish that our own President and the publishers of the so-called main stream media had half as much courage.

We don’t believe that the Muslim community interprets their religion as many of these terrorists do; its high time if that is true that the majority of Muslims who say they believe in peace to stand up and condemn these groups and also the persecution of Christians in Muslim countries.

In our own country we had groups as bad as the Islamic terriorists.

The KKK, in the name of Christianity, murdered and terrorized people in the most brutal of ways. They brought fear throughout the land for over 100 years until finally they were brought under control in part by real Christians.
We should expect nothing less from the Muslim leadership in this country and throughout the world.

We pray that the folks who worked for Charlie Hebdo did not die in vain.

Free speech and a free press are essential for the survival of all of our freedoms not only here but around the world.
We also pray that the President of the United States finally gets the message that you cannot continue to pacify crazed fanatics who are hell bent on destroying our way of life.

You might wonder if all of this affects a small community newspaper like ours, it does on a regular basis. Although we are not threatened by death we are threatened by loss of advertising or cancelation of delivery by intolerant folks who don’t want stories run or their name mentioned. We will never be bullied by such tactics. Can we be forced to go away by such tactics, sure. Are we afraid of what happened in Paris, of course not.

A community needs a strong and honest newspaper, and we promise you that we will continue to work on being that newspaper every day.

God bless the martyrs of Charlie Hebdo.