Paris attack rallies Islamic extremists, may boost support

FILE – In this Wednesday Jan. 7, 2015, file photo, masked gunman fire their weapons outside the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris. Though it is impossible to gauge in any tangible way the effect the deadly attack on a Paris newspaper will have on recruitment by extremist groups – and there is no evidence so far that it is mobilizing large numbers of would-be jihadis – experts believe the perceived professionalism of the brothers’ assault and their subsequent showdown with police could rally more supporters to militant ranks. (AP Photo, File)

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