Terrorism

The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons that prompted terror attack

Two gunmen entered the Charlie Hebdo newsroom on Wednesday and killed 12 persons, including a police man, a visitor to the newsroom and Cartoonists. This was in response to cartoons of Mohammed published in the weekly satirical magazine.

Charlie Hebdo is well known for it's series of offensive cartoons on political and religious leaders.

In 2012, the [Then] White House Press Secretary, Jay Carney, raised questions about the magazine's judgment after publishing images depicting prophet Muhammad naked.

"We are aware that a French magazine published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Muhammad, and obviously we have questions about the judgment of publishing something like this," he said.

"We don't question the right of something like this to be published, we just question the judgment behind the decision to publish it,".

French President Francois Hollande has condemned the attack and called it a "terrorist attack."

President Obama also released a statement condemning the attack "I strongly condemn the horrific shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris that has reportedly killed 12 people," Obama said. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this terrorist attack and the people of France at this difficult time."

Obama added that he has directed his administration to provide any assistance needed to French authorities.

However, most Muslims the world over believed they have been marginalized by The Wests. Some of their sentiments is expressed in the image below --

What Muslims believed to be double standards by the west | Image credit: Latuff/2012

What Muslims believed to be double standards by the west | Image credit: Latuff/2012

Below are some of the cartoons that has been published by Charlie Hedbo and provided on this article as reference only. We are not responsible for the cartoons neither are we the cartoonists.

Charlie Hebdo cartoon of naked Mohammed published in 2012 (right) and the current cartoon that prompted the terror attack | Image credit: Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo cartoon of naked Mohammed published in 2012 (right) and the current cartoon that prompted the terror attack | Image credit: Charlie Hebdo

People demonstrating in the streets of Paris with the Mohammed's cartoons, in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo | Photo credit: ABC.NET.AU

People demonstrating in the streets of Paris with the Mohammed's cartoons, in solidarity with Charlie Hebdo | Photo credit: ABC.NET.AU

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