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The Charlie Hebdo Covers the Terrorists Didn’t Want You to See


A 2012 issue featuring the satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2." (Photo: Newscom)

A 2012 issue featuring the satirical drawing titled “Intouchables 2.” (Photo: Newscom)



Kelsey Harris
The Daily Signal

Two police officers and 10 employees were killed by three gunmen this morning at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. Witnesses say the gunmen shouted, “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad.” President Francois Hollande called it “an attack on free speech.”

But this isn’t the first time the French satirical newspaper has seen violence. In 2011, a caricature of Muhammad made the cover with the threat “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing!” The paper was bombed after the issue published.

The provocative paper isn’t picky about who it depicts in its imagery. We’ve compiled a collection of some of its covers with Muhammad — and without.  Everyone from the Pope to Kim Jong-Un make an appearance below…



The article continues at The Daily Signal.


CAJ note:   Our headline from The Heritage Foundation’s Facebook page.



Related: Picture of the Day: Not Afraid (video)

Photograph via Ian Bremmer on Twitter

Photograph via Ian Bremmer on Twitter

Thousands of demonstrators gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris (and numerous locations around the country) to pay their respects for the victims of the terrorist attack earlier today…


Update: PRINT FREE OR DIE! Remembering The Mohammed Cartoon Controversy

I wrote this column for the Boston Herald in 2006 when newspapers and TV networks across the nation who censored the Mohammed cartoons that were front-page news–or would have been–at the time…



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