Al-Qaeda asks French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo to republish cartoon of Prophet Mohammed: report


The director of Charlie Hebdo told the court that there was no regret in publishing the cartoon

Paris: The SIT’s observatory said on Friday that al-Qaeda threatened French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, with its staff repeating the 2015 massacre.

Al-Qaeda warned an ummah in its publication that Charlie Hebdo would find fault if the 2015 attack was considered “a stop”, with the magazine printing “contempt caricatures” in a contempt case After – as the beginning of the test. Paris of suspected suspects in attack.

The comments came in an English version of the Al-Qaeda publication, an attack by terrorist networks on the United States aimed at marking the anniversary of September 11, 2001.

It added that it had the same “message” for French President Emmanuel Macron as he did for his predecessor, François Holland, who was president at the time of the 2015 attacks.

It said that France “gave a green light to reprint the cartoon” under Macron.

On January 7, 2015, 12 people, including some of France’s best-known cartoonists, were murdered when brothers Said and Cherif Kochi walked into gunpoint in Charlie Hebdo’s offices with a no-taboo style, including the Prophet. Publishing cartoons. Had divided the country.

The trial, which began on 2 September and is expected to continue until November, leaves 14 suspected peers facing justice, even though all the perpetrators were killed in the wake of the attacks.

This reopened one painful chapter after another in the modern history of France, creating a group of jihadist attacks on its territory claiming over 250 lives.

Charlie Hebdo director Laurent Sauriseau, better known as “Ris” and who himself was badly injured in the attack, told the court this week that there was no regret in publishing the cartoon.

He said, “I am sorry for how many people struggle to protect freedom. If we do not fight for our freedom, we live like a slave and we promote a deadly ideology.”

The Republic of Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons drew renewed condemnation from states including Iran, Pakistan and Turkey.

But Sorisue, who is now under security round the clock, said he would have to republish them.

“If we had given up the right to publish these cartoons, it would mean that we were wrong to do so”.

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