The horror of the slaughter in Paris and elswehere can be numbing not just of the senses, but of our sensibility, says regional expert and Ekklesia associate Dr Harry Hagopian. It may not be easy, but now is a good time to remind ourselves of the wider context, corollaries and ramifications of the terror attacks in Paris - not least from a European perspective.
Izza Leghtas, who is Western Europe researcher at the NGO Human Rights Watch, has written an important dispatch on why France must now tackle intolerance against Jews and Muslims in the aftermath of the appalling Charlie Hebdo killings.
Twelve people were murdered yesterday (7 January) in an appalling attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This has inflamed religious and ethnic tensions, as the killers are believed to be violent Islamist extremists.