March 4, 2015
Source: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/01/0 1
Are we witnessing a harbinger of a religious war? Is it the beginning of a new violent era that may not spare any nation? What is that radicalism wants to achieve by committing such acts? Why is this happening? And is there a solution? These are few questions that appear in the daily debates and articles in the aftermath of the Paris events. It is crucial to investigate the backgrounds of this state of affairs, particularly from a Middle Eastern and Muslim perspective, in order to provide sound analysis and practical prognosis.
On the whole, the direct or at least the known reason for the Paris attacks (which claimed the lives of Christians, Jews and Muslims) was the mocking of the Prophet Muhammad in caricatures published by French Weekly Charlie Hebdo. These caricatures, among other similar acts, provoked millions of Muslims who instantaneously demonstrated and denounced these acts.
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