Just after 12 people were murdered at the headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, my Facebook feed was an avalanche of grief.
Je Suis Charlie dominated my newsfeeds -- people expressed a profound sense of sadness of the unthinkable horror that played just after noon that afternoon on January 7.
"Imagine 12 people being killed in a left-wing publication in Canada," one friend said to me. "12 people shot at rabble. How would you feel about that?"
The answer is obvious. It would be a tragedy, just like the attack at Charlie Hebdo was a tragedy.