Islamic gunmen execute French police officer as he pleads for his life after terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo at centre of Mohammed cartoon storm. Check out the full details here
Freedom of speech doesn't apply in all parts of the world. Stephane Charbonnier an editor of the magazine Charlie Hebo, was put on Al Qaeda's most wanted list last year for publishing cartoons of Prophet Mohamme
At what point do you as a publisher draw the line? Religion is taken very serious to some people. Years ago - MAD Magazine was threaten for several posting they made. To many, they think that they are untouchable . So , this message to the internet gangstas --- be careful or what you say.... you might strike a nerve with someone. It doesn't take much to look you up on the internet .- Crunkatlanta
The Daily Mail reported:
Charbonnier's lawyer revealed today that the editor has been under special police protection since 2012, and that the offices also had officers stationed there.
The controversy around Hebdo began in 2006 when the publication reprinted now-infamous cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed by Danish artist Kurt Westergaard.
When the images originally appeared they lead to days of protests across the Middle East and in Western cities. The decision to reprint the images landed the then-editor in court under anti-terror laws, though he was later acquitted.