Extremist Group Attacks the Press in France

The Harbinger

One of the last satirical images drawn by Charlie Hebdo's editor, Charb. One of the last images drawn by Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Charb, satirizing Muslim terrorists.

By Christian Steiner

Charlie Hebdo is a satirical magazine that makes fun of Christians, Jews, Muslims and themselves. Two extremists entered the building of the magazine company in Paris, France and open fired on those inside; it cost 12 employees their lives, with many more fatally wounded in what President Hollande is calling “a terrorist attack” by Muslim extremists.

The two gunmen could be heard shouting in French from a nearby building. “We avenged the prophet Muhammad! We killed Charlie Hebdo! Allahu Akbar!” or “God is great.”

Charb, one of the main cartoonists and editors of Charlie Hebdo, received regular death threats for his work but said, “I am not afraid of retaliation. I have no wife, no kids, no car, no credit. It perhaps sounds a bit pompous, but I prefer to die standing…

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