Charlie Hebdo Terrorists ID'd as Said and Cherif Kouachi, Hamyd Mourad
Charlie Hebdo Terrorists ID’d as Said and Cherif Kouachi, Hamyd Mourad

Daily Mail:  “Said Kouachi, 34, and Cherif Kouachi, 32, were identified along with Hamyd Mourad, 18, with all three from the Paris commuter town of Gennevilliers. A raid by France’s elite anti-terrorist unit was under way late tonight in Reims as part of the hunt for the gunmen who attacked the newspaper. Either the suspects will be able to escape, or ‘there will be a showdown’, said a member of the unit, urging reporters at the scene to remain ‘vigilant.’”

Separately, some media outlets are censoring Charlie Hebdo satirical cartoons. Um, it’s shameful that there are some in the U.S. cowering in fear instead of exercising their right to a free press under the U.S. Constitution. If you choose not to publish them, that’s one thing, but to blur faces, is an act of cowardice.

The names of those murdered during Paris attacks:

Charb – whose real name was Stephane Charbonnier, 47, artist and publisher of Charlie Hebdo.

Cabu – whose real name was Jean Cabut, 76, Charlie Hebdo’s lead cartoonist. He had been honoured with the legion of honour, France’s highest decoration, in 2005.

Georges Wolinski – Tuinisian-born artist, 80. Had been drawing cartoons since the 1960s, and worked for Hara-Kiri, a satirical magazine considered a forerunner to Charlie Hebdo.

Tignous – whose real name was Bernard Verlhac, 57, was a member of a group of artists called Cartoonists for Peace.

Bernard Maris – known as “Uncle Bernard”, 68, was an economist and wrote a regular column for Charlie Hebdo.

Honoré – Philippe Honoré, 73, was a cartoonist who had worked for Charlie Hebdo since 1992. He was the artist who drew the last cartoon tweeted by the weekly only moments before the massacre. The cartoon shows the leader of Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, presenting his New Year message saying “and especially good health!”

Michel Renaud – a former journalist and political staffer who founded a cultural festival. He was visiting the Charlie Hebdo offices from Clermont-Ferrard.

Mustapha Ourrad – a copy-editor for Charlie Hebdo. Of Algerian descent.

Elsa Cayat – Charlie Hebdo analyst and columnist.

Frederic Boisseau – building maintenance worker.

Franck Brinsolaro – 49-year-old policeman appointed to head security for Charb. He was the father of a one-year-old daughter.

Ahmed Merabet – 42 and a French Muslim. A police officer and member of the 11th arrondissement brigade. Source: Guardian