Sunday, January 11, 2015

Was Charlie Hebdo Racist? Cover With Kidnapped Chibok Girls Causes Controversy

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Charlie Hebdo is the satirical magazine whose Paris offices were stormed on 7 January 2015 by Chef and Said Kouachi who killed 12 people - four of those dead were targeted as cartoonists for the french publication. The gun men shoulted that they had avenged Muhammed and Allah after the killings.

But while solidarity with the staff of the magazine has prevailed, with most condemning totally the actions of the Kouachi brothers, some voices have pointed out the perceived faults of the magazine in their politics. One of the accusations that stand out is that of racism, and many have used the above cover to illustrate the supposed heartlessness of Charlie Hebdo cartoonists.