It seemed inevitable that there would be some flare up from Charlie Hebdo‘s decision to have this week’s issue ‘guest-edited’ by the Islamic prophet Mohammed, but we’re surprised at the speed (and force) of the response.Yesterday, around 1am, the magazine’s Paris offices were attacked with a Molotov cocktail. While the fire was put out quickly, the editor-in-chief of the paper, known as ‘Charb‘, has said that the magazine cannot possibly put out a paper this week due to the damage.
Charlie Hebdo’s website had also been hacked, with the message: “You keep abusing Islam’s almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech. Be God’s curse upon you!” (At the time of writing, the original website is back online).
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