For years Mexican journalists have faced deadly retribution for their steadfast accounts about the drug cartels, and even these intrepid reporters are shocked by the Muslim fanatics who killed magazine staffers from Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France over silly cartoons which cast their supposed prophet in an unflattering light as reported by Bryan Lienas for Fox News Latino:
"I just didn't think that it could go to this extreme," said Javier Garza, who worked at Mexico City's Reforma newspaper and was editorial director of El Siglo de Torreón in northern Mexico from 2006 and 2013. "We had 13 reporters killed in Mexico in two years, that's one more than got killed in one day in Paris."
"We are with France" said Lucy Sosa from El Diario de Juarez in Ciudad Juarez, and "we cannot permit terrorists to assassinate journalism.
Meanwhile, the first issue of Charlie Hebdo since the tragic massacre is selling like hotcakes as the good people of the world voice their support for a free press and a civilized society and reject religious fascism from the dark ages as reported by David Carr for The New York Times.