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The Islamic Radical attack on Charlie Hebdo, the satirical weekly magazine in France, has illustrated that we are entering this new age of the cycle of war thyat has engulfed civil unrest. Charlie Hebdo has courted controversy in the past with its irreverent take on news and current affairs. It was firebombed in November 2011 a day after it carried a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad. The latest tweet on Charlie Hebdo’s account was a cartoon of the Islamic State militant group leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Charlie Hebdo’s website, which went offline during the attack, is now showing the single image of “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie) on a black banner, referring to a hashtag that is trending on Twitter in solidarity with the victims.

This is a sign of the times. The more the economy turns down, the greater the tensions will rise. One group will blame another. We are seeing resentment starting to rise against Islam in some Western countries like France and others are experiences rising tension over Jews thanks to the bankers. Still others are targeting anyone foreign. This is part of the cycle.