Charlie Hebdo offices after the bombing.
is a secular left
weekly newspaper that often features: generally vulgar cartoons
(often with stylized cartoon versions of homosexual
acts on the cover), articles and profane
jokes that "celebrate" freedom of speech
. It also frequently engages in blasphemy
- especially in relation to Christianity
. It was first published from 1970 to 1981 and again since 1992.
In November 2011, Muslim jihad terrorists fire-bombed the magazine's offices in Paris. At the same time, its website was hacked.
On the 7th of January 2015, three French-born males armed with fully-automatic AK-47s murdered, execution-style, 10 of the staff and 2 policemen and wounded other ten people. Well known socialist cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Honoré, Tignous and Wolinski were all killed.
- ↑ http://cnsnews.com/news/article/world-expresses-shock-attack-charlie-hebdo-newspaper