Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical weekly newspaper, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes. Irreverent and stridently non-conformist in tone, the publication is strongly anti-religious and left-wing, publishing articles on the extreme right, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, politics, culture, etc. The magazine is published every Wednesday, with special editions issued on an unscheduled basis.

Due to controversial Muhammad-themed cartoons published in 2011, the magazine has experienced two terrorist attacks. A firebombing in 2011, and another shooting attack yesterday on Wednesday January 7, 2015. Twelve people were killed, in the attack by three young male terrorists armed with Kalashnikov's.

Social media has reacted strongly against this terrorist attack on free speech, 

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