The latest news on the Charlie Hebdo massacre is that the youngest of the suspects, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, has turned himself in to the authorities.
The brief report below provides some details about the escape of the three assassins from the scene of the crime. When they stole their first getaway car, they reportedly acceded to the owner’s request and allowed him to save his dog. Why was that? They had just killed twelve people, and dogs are haram. Why not dispatch the dog as well? We’ll probably never learn the answer.
Here’s the story from ANSAmed:
Charlie Hebdo Witness: They Said “We Are Al Qaida Yemen”
Terrorists told man while stealing his car after accident
(ANSAmed) – BARI, JANUARY 7 – “Al Qaida Yemen, sortez de la voiture” (get out of the car), two terrorists reportedly told a man before stealing his car to run away after their attack against weekly Charlie Hebdo, ANSA has learned from an Italian national who works in Paris and spoke with the man whose vehicle was hijacked. The attackers appeared calm and “spoke a perfect French” and when the man, held at gunpoint, asked them whether he could take his dog from the car, they reportedly said yes.
The terrorists who fled aboard the black Citroen after the attack against Charlie Hebdo changed cars after crashing against a sidewalk on rue de Meaux, an eye witness who was at a bakery across the street was quoted as saying by the media. The man, identified as Jeremy, said he saw the terrorists crash and then leave the car and “take a light-colored Clio parked behind while screaming Allah is with us”. “They were masked and were carrying Kalashnikovs”, he said. The men then fled aboard the Clio towards the bridge de Pantin.
Hat tip: Insubria.