French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo to republish cartoons on Prophet Muhammed
Bengaluru: Remember French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo? Well, a terrorist attack was carried out against it for publishing cartoons on Prophet Muhammed.
Now, the weekly has said it will republish the cartoons as the trial of the accomplices starts this week.
"We will never lie down. We will never give up," its director Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau wrote in an editorial to go with the republication of the cartoons in its latest edition, stated New Straits Times.
The two brothers who carried out the attack were killed but as many as 14 people, believed to be hand-in-glove with them will face trial.
What the editorial team wrote about it:
"We have often been asked since January 2015 to print other caricatures of Muhammad. We have always refused to do so, not because it is prohibited — the law allows us to do so — but because there was a need for a good reason to do it, a reason which has meaning and which brings something to the debate."
More on Charlie Hebdo:
In the year 2015, Charlie Hebdo, a publication that is known for publishing satirical views was targeted by Islamists.
Two brothers attacked the office. Armed with weapons and rifles, they killed 12 and injured 11.
The attackers belonged to the terrorist group Al Qaeda. France deployed its soldiers and got the terrorists eliminated.
The attack was carried out to avenge the publications of cartoons in relation to Prophet Muhamad.
It should also be noted #JeSuisCharlie had trended then, seeking justice. But as a popular news website adds, left wingers had gone overboard to defend the attackers, saying the cartoons were too offensive.
The cover of the latest Charlie Hebdo issue shows a dozen cartoons first published by the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten in 2005 — and then reprinted by Charlie Hebdo in 2006 — which unleashed a storm of anger across the Muslim world, adds News Strait Times.
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Last Updated Sep 1, 2020, 5:42 PM IST