The French satirical magazine ‘Charlie Hebdo’ will publish in its next issue the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad, which sparked a wave of unrest in Muslim-majority countries in 2005 and 2006 that coincided with the start of the chain of attack process in January 2015.
The trial of the alleged accomplices in the massacre at the publication headquarters, in which twelve people died, begins on Wednesday. The magazine is now bringing out a cover in which it mixes up all the controversial cartoons under the heading “All that for it”.
The central image corresponds to a caricature by the cartoonist ‘Cabu’, one of the fatal victims of the 2015 attack. It alludes to a Mohammed who is “overwhelmed” by Islamic fundamentalism: “It’s hard that these idiots love me,” he says .
Charlie Hebdo has an editorial justifying the publication of the drawings, which refer to their “historical and criminal value”, claiming that fourteen years have passed since the outbreak of the controversy and that there are young “witnesses to a trial who would not understand.” “if they don’t see the vignettes.
The wording explains that in recent years it had refused to publish it, not because it was “forbidden”, but because of “cowardice”. “Reproducing the cartoons the week the trial opened for the January 2015 attacks seemed essential,” he added.