Charlie Hebdo

Charlie Hebdo Resources

A simmering debate over publication of images and cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad suddenly took a tragic turn as 12 people — many on the staff of the Paris-based satirical magazine — were gunned down Jan. 7 in the publication’s offices and nearby. The murders prompted a world-wide debate over free speech, press freedom and religious liberty.

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