The net is alight this morning in the wake of a new attack on liberty in France. The satirical publication Charlie Hebdo was attacked by gunmen who reportedly shouted "we have avenged the prophet Muhammad", claimed to be from Al Qaeda, and are said to have shown signs of being extremely well trained. In the past, Charlie Hebdo's rude satire expanded to over Muhammad and Islam when they ran an issue that included a caricature of Muhammad on the cover, among other things, which led to a firebombing attack soon after. The hunt is on for three men. 12 are dead, more are wounded. The slain include the Charlie Hembdo's editor-in-chief Stephane Charbonnier and fellow cartoonists Cabu, Tignous and Wolinski. Some primers on what's known so far: BBC News - Charlie Hebdo: Gun attack on French magazine kills 12 Four cartoonists, chief editor among those killed in Paris attack - Times LIVE http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...11329976/Paris-Charlie-Hebdo-attack-live.html Needless to say, this is serious. So far officials, including President Hollande, are saying the right things about the nature of the attack and the reality of it as an attack on the freedom of the press. Let's hope this sets the tone and that the killers are swiftly brought to justice.