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Charlie Hebdo Gets Bombed: Usual Suspects Lampooned

by | 2nd, November 2011

SOMEONE has tossed Molotov cocktail into the offices of Paris-based left-wing satire magazine C harlie Hebdo. That’s the organ edited by the Prophet Muhammed.

Back in 2006, the magazine published the  Jyllands-Posten’s (The Jutland Post) 12 cartoons on the “face of Mohammed”. It added a caricature of its own that took up its entire front page. The Union of Islamic Organizations of France sued. In 2007, a Paris court ruled that the cartoons did not defame Muslims and the magazine has shown no intention of insulting the Muslim community with the caricatures. Once again Mohammed is on the cover.

The magazine issued a statement:

“To fittingly celebrate the victory of the Islamist Ennahda party in Tunisia… Charlie Hebdo has asked Muhammad to be the special editor-in-chief of its next issue. The prophet of Islam didn’t have to be asked twice and we thank him for it.”

It features an image of the Prophet

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