CHARLIE HEBDO To Reprint Notorious Cartoons On The Day Case Goes To Trial
On 7 January 2015, two gunmen forced their way into the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo and opened the fire, killing twelve people and injuring eleven others. It was in retaliation to drawings of the prophet published by magazine. Images and likelihood, photos/drawings/sketches/idols etc. are forbidden as per Islam.
The magazine has decided to come up with a special edition on Wednesday, September 2, 2020; the day Islamist attackers go on trial for the dastardly attack. It will feature interviews with family members of the victims. The issue will also contain an article on the public’s attitude towards freedom of expression and a reprint of Islam-themed cartoons, including those featuring the Prophet Muhammad, Charlie Hebdo announced on Tuesday.
In an article issued in the magazine, it states, “The reasons for this coverage are as follows. These drawings are now part of history, and history cannot be rewritten, nor can it be erased. This happened: it was the publication of these drawings, considered blasphemy by a number of Muslims, which was the motive for the January 7 massacre by assassins who wanted to, as they shouted on leaving from the premises of Charlie Hebdo, "avenge the Prophet"