Paris Attack Terrorists Force Cartoonist Survivor into Making a Tough Choice to Save Her Daughter

| JAN 7, 2015 | 10:16 PM


On Wednesday, three militant Islamists murdered twelve people at the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine headquarters in Paris, France.

While there were many survivors of the massacre, Corrine Rey — who works as a cartoonist for Charlie Hebdo — was able to explain how the jihadists were able to get into the building.

Getty/Atonie Antoniol

According to The Daily Mail:

Corrine Rey said she had returned from picking up her young daughter from a kindergarten when she was confronted by two heavily armed men wearing balaclavas.

'I had gone to pick up my daughter at day care, arriving in front of the magazine building, where two masked and armed men brutally threatened us,' said Ms Rey, who draws under the name 'Coco'.

Rey continued by recounting how she keyed in the code so the terrorists were able to enter Charlie Hebdo's office building. As the massacre of her fellow colleagues was carried out, Rey hid under a desk with her daughter.

Here's how social media users reacted to the news:

One Facebook user explained a mother's love for her child like this:


Another believed better security measures should have been put in place:

Emergency Code

In addition, a father weighed in:

No Choide

Few of us can say how we would react in that type of situation, until we are placed in it. It's also important to remember that the terrorists were threatening Rey and her daughter. It's just one more example showing that jihadists don't believe in any kind of compassion or mercy, and why they're the enemy of the free world.

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