Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo cartoon sparks racism debate

A cartoon in the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has caused online shock by suggesting drowned toddler Alan Kurdi would have grown up to be a sexual abuser like those immigrants allegedly involved in the assaults in Cologne. Under the headline “Migrants”, the drawing shows two lascivious pig-like men with[…]

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Paris, a year after Charlie Hebdo attacks

The street in front of the former Charlie Hebdo building is almost empty. A plaque, placed here on Tuesday January 5, to commemorate the journalists killed inside almost a year ago is being modified. A spelling mistake was spotted earlier in the day; the name of the artist Georges Wolinski[…]

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Islamophobia soars in France since Charlie Hebdo

A leading French anti-racism observatory warned of unprecedented increase in Islamophobic attacks in France in the first three months of the year, rising by six-fold than in 2014. “Never since the establishment of the Observatory in 2011 have Islamophobic acts known such an implosion of actions or threats, especially on[…]

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4 in custody over links to Paris attacks

Four people including a policewoman have been taken into custody over suspected links to the attacks that terrorized Paris in January, police and security officials said Monday. One man – who was already jailed in another case – had ties to Amedy Coulibaly, the gunman who killed a policewoman on[…]

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Je suis Hypocrite!

OPINION by Suraya Dadoo In the days immediately following the Charlie Hebdo bloodbath, there was an unprecedented global outpouring of solidarity, culminating on Sunday, 11 January, when 40 heads of state ‘led’ more than a million people in a march to honour the victims of the Paris shootings. Perhaps we[…]

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Turkish blocks FB pages insulting Prophet

Turkey’s state-run news agency says a court has ordered authorities to block access in the country to Facebook pages that “insult” the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), in the latest move to censor the Internet. The Anadolu Agency says a court in Ankara issued the order late Sunday. The court also threatened[…]

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Understanding Charlie Hebdo

OPINION by Shafiq Morton Such are the times that a French satirical magazine holding no sacred cows, and boasting a circulation of less than 50,000 in a country of over 60 million, can print 3 million copies after its editor and eleven others are brutally gunned down by two masked[…]

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