PARIS– Police have named one of the two police officers that were fatally shot in the Paris attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
42-year-old Ahmed Merabet was a Muslim policeman that fell victim to the shooting. He is survived by his wife.
According to the Daily Caller, he was a patrolman assigned to the 11th arrondissement– the Paris neighborhood where Charlie Hebdo’s office is located.
Islam explicitly condemns killing other Muslims. Many Islamist groups justify their indiscriminate attacks on fellow believers by claiming that those living in the West, or otherwise not advancing their group’s radical cause, have betrayed “true Islam” and are therefore apostates.
It has been reported that the other officer killed in the attack, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was a 49-year-old officer assigned to protect Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Stéphane “Charb” Charbonnier, who was also slain in the attack.