Just hours after Muslim gunmen killed 12 people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Senator Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned journalists of future attacks, saying they could be seen as “soft targets.”
“People in your business need to be concerned,” Graham said. “You’re soft targets and they hate the idea of being able to tell a story.”
Graham couldn’t confirm if ISIS ordered or carried out the attack as of yet, but suggested the terror threat level should be raised because “copycat” killings could follow.
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The senator added that preventing such attacks requires intelligence gathering and is becoming more difficult due to sequestration budget cuts.