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January 7, 2015 5:39 pm

Identities of Islamist Terrorists in Paris Attack Revealed

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Cherif Kouachi was sentenced to 3 years in prison in 2008 on terrorism charges. Image: JSSNews

The French Interior Ministry has confirmed the identities of the three terrorist suspects wanted in connection with today’s attack on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo.

The men were named as Saïd Kouachi, his brother Chérif Kouachi and Hamyd Mourad. The French government has not yet confirmed media reports that the three have been arrested. As reported earlier by The Algemeiner, the terrorists escaped the scene in a car which they abandoned outside a nearby kosher restaurant.

The Kouachi brothers are in their early 30s, hold French nationality, and reside in Paris. Mourad is reportedly homeless and 18 years old. Some media reports claimed that Mourad comes from the town of Reims, and speculated that the three terrorists may have been heading there.

French Jewish website JSS News published an image of a police warrant for the three terrorists that was shared by Pierre Martinet, a former French intelligence agent.

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French newspaper Le Point reported that Chérif Kouachi was arrested in 2005 as he prepared to travel to the Syrian capital Damascus, and from there to Iraq, JSS News said. Kouachi, who was part of a jihadi network in France that dispatched fighters from France to serve with Al Qaeda in Iraq, was sentenced to three years in prison, with eighteen months suspended, in 2008.

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  • Eric R.

    Now, if these Jihadists had only killed Jews, the French government and media would have praised them and given them the Legion of Honor.

    • Tim

      Rightfully so. Atleast Zionist jews.

  • Just as shocking as the barbarity of the event is the voice of “moderate ” British Muslim Mahomed Ansar , who claims that it is a reaction to European foreign policy in the Middle East. The sub text of this statement is that the acts of terror will end, if Europe changes it’s foreign policy. This is not the voice of moderation. It is a brazen apology for terror, and all too common among “moderate” Muslims in Britain.

  • I wonder, when this stupid western politicians learn..Muslim are menace to civilized democratic nation.but yet western countries allows these sub humans in to their countries…so now you all pay the high price.

  • Kerry Berger

    These 3 men should be sentenced to DEATH, not life in prison. EU is too lenient with these criminal thugs.

  • charlie johnson

    If they French are like our liberals they will spank their hands with a feather duster and turn them loose again.

  • Ivan Gur-Arie

    Too bad the French gave up the guillotine. The West should take on the Muslims “head to head”

  • steven L

    The abysmal failure of watching and watching and watching until it is too late. Every single potential terrorist who has been identified and gone to the ME should automatically lose her/his citizenship and not be allowed in the EU. How many innocents need to die? EU governments guilty of political cowardice after bringing on themselves these events.

  • Why did not the French government jus deport him? What the hell were they thinking? It appears the French are much like our democrats here in the states.

  • Hasi

    Suspended sentence, hey…… Came back to bite you froggies in the ass. Never learn, do ya!

  • shloime

    one can only hope that they will resist arrest, and spare the world a bunch of delusional posturing and irrational claptrap.

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