On January 7, 2015 two masked men attacked the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper, Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The ambush killed 12 and wounded 11 more (plus the five others who were killed and another 11 wounded in related shootings). The principal motive for the attack is considered to be Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the prophet Muhammad in its magazines — including an issue re-named “Charia Hebdo” with a cartoon Muhammad saying “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing.”
This resolution expresses the condemnation by the House of Representatives of those acts of terrorism in Paris. It mourns the deaths of the 17 people who were killed, and offers condolences to those who have been personally affected by these "cowardly acts".