“Giant letters attached to a statue in the square spelt out the word Pourquoi? (Why?)” That they have to ask, and that jihad terror leader Mahmoud Abbas was there, indicates that the fog about what kind of a threat we face is just as thick as it was before the Charlie Hebdo jihad massacre.
“After attacks, arm-in-arm world leaders join mass Paris march,” by Ingrid Melander, Sybille de La Hamaide and Julien Ponthus, Reuters, January 11, 2015:
PARIS (Reuters) – World leaders including Muslim and Jewish statesmen linked arms to lead an estimated million-plus French citizens through Paris in an unprecedented march under high security to pay tribute to victims of Islamist militant attacks.`
Paris police said the turnout was “without precedent” but too large to count. One organiser said he had indications it could be between 1.3 and 1.5 million people. Some commentators said the last street presence in the capital on this scale was at the Liberation of Paris from Nazi Germany in 1944.
President Francois Hollande and leaders from Germany, Italy, Israel, Turkey, Britain and the Palestinian territories among others, moved off from the central Place de la Republique ahead of a sea of French and other flags. Giant letters attached to a statue in the square spelt out the word Pourquoi?” (Why?) and small groups sang the “La Marseillaise” national anthem.
Some 2,200 police and soldiers patrolled Paris streets to protect marchers from would-be attackers, with police snipers on rooftops and plain-clothes detectives mingling with the crowd. City sewers were searched ahead of the vigil and underground train stations around the march route are due to be closed down….