Charlie Hebdo And Islam: The History Of Its Satire
Charlie Hebdo, the Paris-based newspaper targeted in a terrorist attack Wednesday, has a long history of provoking Islamic extremists.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | January 7, 2015
Gunmen shouting, "We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad" stormed the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo Wednesday, killing at least 12.
Just hours before, the paper had tweeted this cartoon of ISIS leader Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi with a message reading, "Season's greetings."
That was hardly the first swipe it's taken at Muslim extremists. Here's a look at the history behind Charlie Hebdo and how it became a target.