World leaders took part showing they did not fear those who would seek to threaten freedom of expression, the press, and religion. Among the leaders participating were French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy... the event even brought together Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Also among the supporters was Dalil Boubakeur, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris and the President of the French Council of Muslim Faith. (The United States was represented by Ambassador to France Jane Hartley)
17 people were killed in the terror attacks... however the massive response illustrates the free world will not be intimidated by thugs who hijack a religion that 1.7 billion people around the world practice with peace and love. One Muslim in the crowd proclaimed, "Our religion is the religion of love... Our religion loves Jews... loves Christians... We are not terrorists."
Prior to the rally ISIS spokesman Abu Mohammad al Adnani issues a statement urging followers to, "rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians." (specifically in the United States, France, Australia, and Canada)... It's difficult to imagine a better response to these threats than 3.7 million defiant people standing firm against threats to freedom.