But these kafirs have been spewing filth with impunity since time immemorial. Whether or not CH was attacked, such scurrilous publications will never end, since they enjoy the immunity from their govts and double-standard laws. Charlie Hebdo published cartoons on its own accord without any trigger or provocation. First CH published cartoons in 2006 (and reprinted the Danish cartoons), then they took it a step forward in 2011 and finally emboldened by support from Sarkozy, Hollande et al breached all boundaries in 2012. Tell me why CH did it. What provoked pastor Terry Jones to burn the holy Qur'an? These pigs are not reacting to events but merely acting in pattern. Filthy minds will spew filth, provocation or no provocation. They did not stop then; they will probably not stop now. I repeat myself for the 3rd time on this thread, at least the latest attack will act as deterrent and instill fear in minds of institutional press. Fringe lunatics will still spew filth, but any company employing few heads will now be scared to do so. Mere virtual threat from North Korea was enough to send Sony cowering; real threat to life (on those who have only one life to live for) will deter them. Real threat worked with fatwa on Rushdie; it will work now. In a Utopian world, I and you would raise hands in du'a, curse the blasphemers and lo & behold they would drop dead. But alas this is a dystopian world; so someone needs to pick up arms and "express themselves freely" with it (oh yes, why should west only limit freedom of expression to tongue and pen, why not extend that to guns?), so that others sit up and notice. Muslim lives are in ever increasing danger. This attack will not alleviate, nor aggravate it. Attack or no attack, their faith will continue to be crushed (ask the uighurs in Xinjiang), they will be vilified by media, hounded by the authorities and denied basic rights. ---- I don't disagree with your concern on vigilantism. You consider it evil, I consider it "necessary evil" (in some cases, such as this).