13 Political Cartoons In Response To Charlie Hebdo Attack

The sad top story today is the terrorist attack on a French satirical newspaper called Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead and 11 more wounded. Suspected al Qaeda affiliated gunmen stormed the humor paper’s offices in Paris Wednesday morning and opened fire. Charlie Hebdo had been threatened in the past over its cover images and political cartoons that lampoon religion including Christianity and Islam.

Charlie Hebdo wasn’t afraid to mock everyone equally.

The last tweet sent out on Charlie Hebdo’s account before the attack was a cartoon of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with the words “And, above all, health.” In 2011 their offices were set on fire in response to a cover mocking Islamic law and they have even published cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. Editor and cartoonist Stephane “Charb” Charbonnier who was killed in the attack today had said in response to threats of violence over their cartoons;

“It may sound pompous, but I’d rather die standing than live on my knees.”

Humorists, cartoonists and journalists around the world have shown their support for and solidarity with Charlie Hebdo on social media with the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie and posting their own political cartoons in response:

1.”France Is Crying”

2. The Text In The Tribute To The Charlie Hebo Humorists Reads “Oh no, not them!”

3. Tweet From James MacLeod

4. From Dutch Cartoonist Joep Bertrams

5. From A French Cartoonist #CharlieHebdo

6. Tweet and Cartoon From Martin Vidberg

Translation of Tweet: “”How can I draw today? How can I not draw today?” Translation of text of cartoon: “Today I am an editorial cartoonist. Today I am a journalist. Today I draw for Charlie Hebdo.”

7. Tweet From Philip DeFranco

8. From Il Mattinale, In Italy

9. From A Spanish Political Cartoonist VIA CRNetINT

10. From France’s BFM TV

11. Commentary From Carlos Latuff Of Latfuff Cartoons

12. Tweet And Cartoon From David Pope of the Canberra Times

13.  Tweet From Ruben Oppenheimer

Source: Vox

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