Charlie Hebdo Trends As Twitter Condemns Publishing of Blasphemous Cartoons


French magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has once again pulled off a cheap publicity stunt by deciding to republish Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.) cartoon.

The blasphemous cartoons will be published today in the French weekly as a trial linked to the killing of 12 members of its staff in 2015 by extremists begins. Back in 2015, Yemen-based Al-Aqida gunmen dunned downed satirical newspaper’s staff, killing 12 and wounding another dozen.

The reason behind the attack was the newspaper’s publishing of Prophet Muhammad’s (S.A.W.) caricatures in 2006 portraying him as an extremist. Before that, the same cartoons were printed in a Danish magazine, sparking anger among Muslims across the globe.

Marking the 5th anniversary of the incident, the publishing director, Laurent Sourisseau, who was also wounded in the attack, said:

We will never give up. The hatred that struck us is still there and, since 2015, it has taken the time to mutate, to change its appearance, to go unnoticed and to quietly continue its ruthless crusade. The only reasons not to reprint the cartoons stem from political or journalistic cowardice.

In one of the cartoons, Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) can be seen wearing a bomb-shaped turban. French President, Emmanuel Macron, has also refused to condemn the reprinting of blasphemous cartoons, adding that although he wants people to be respectful to each other, he won’t criticize the decision to republish the images.


Man Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison For Blasphemy on Social Media

Social media is full of hatred for the French weekly as #ShameOnCharlieHebdo is one of the top trends in Pakistan. Let’s have a look at what people are saying about the matter:

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