Thursday, November 3, 2011

Islamic Terrorist Attack in Paris Against "Charlie Hebdo"

Two days ago I used an image from "Charlie Hebdo", the Paris based left-wing, anti-clerical, satirical weekly, in my post What Will 2010 Hate Crime Stats Show? The very next day, "Charlie Hebdo" was scheduled to come out with a special issue featuring the Prophet Muhammad as that week's "guest editor". But in the middle of the night the magazine's offices were firebombed and completely destroyed.

Here is a sampling of related news stories and reactions to this act of terrorism:

Reuters: French paper reprints Mohammad cartoon after fire-bomb

UK Guardian: Charlie Hebdo fire shows how polarised French attitudes to Islam are

In These Times: At Least Draw a Classy Mohammed

Le Monde: Un incendie d'origine criminelle ravage les locaux de "Charlie Hebdo"

The Daily Beast: 12 Most Shocking Charlie Hebdo Covers

BBC: Charlie Hebdo and its place in French journalism

Al Jazeera: French paper attacked over Islam-themed edition

BBC: French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo attacked in Paris

The Telegraph: French satirical newspaper firebombed after prophet Mohammed announcement

Huffington Post: Charlie Hebdo, Firebombs and the Role of Satire