Twelve persons were shot to death during the attack on the French satirical newspaper. In far away Nigeria the islamist organisation Boko Haram seems to have slaughtered a couple of thousand civilians the same week. By the way, do we know any suitable Nigerian names?
We have come a long way since the Vietnam War. Perhaps people already then shouted out loud "Je suis Charlie" - or prefered to hiss: "They are Charlie".
In those days Charlie was the nick name which american soldiers applied on communist forces, both Việt Cộng and North Vietnamese.