John Kerry: ‘There Was … a Rationale’ For the Charlie Hebdo Terror Attack

In Tuesday remarks to the staff and their families at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested there was a “rationale” for the January Islamic terror attacks against the journalists/cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, France, that resulted in the murder of 12 people.

“There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that,” Kerry told the group.  “There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of – not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, okay, they’re really angry because of this and that.”

Kerry went on to describe the Friday terror attacks in Paris as “indiscriminate” and unlike the Charlie Hebdo attack, not to “aggrieve one particular sense of wrong. It was to terrorize people.”

Senator Cory Gardner of Colorado has already called on Kerry to apologize:

Even staffers at the left-wing Politico are criticizing Kerry

 

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