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Charlie Hebdo's most famous cover shows what makes the magazine so important

Posted on AllSides January 7th, 2015
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The French magazine Charlie Hebdo, attacked on Wednesday by terrorists who worked methodically through its Paris office with Kalashnikovs, was known for its provocative cartoons. Some of them mocked Islamic extremism, and often portrayed the Prophet Mohammed, a fact that in itself is considered an insult and profound religious violation by many Muslims, extreme and not extreme.

Yet it would do a profound disservice to Charlie Hebdo and its leading cartoonists, many of whom were murdered in the attack, to describe it as an anti-Islam or anti-religion magazine, or to...

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http://www.vox.com/2015/1/7/7507729/the-satirical-cartoon-cover-that-defines-charlie-hebdo

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