Magazine office burns as Islam issue hits stands
Police officers stand in front of the burnt out offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris.
November 2nd, 2011
08:42 AM ET

Magazine office burns as Islam issue hits stands

The offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo burned early Wednesday morning, the day it was due to publish an issue with a cover appearing to make fun of Islamic law.

The cover has a bearded and turbaned cartoon figure of the Prophet Mohammed saying "100 lashes if you're not dying of laughter."

The magazine's publication director said the fire was caused by a Molotov cocktail.

The executive, identified on CNN affiliate BFM-TV as "Charb," expressed outrage at the attack.


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  1. banasy©

    If every publication that satirized Christianity were molotoved, there would be very few left in the US.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. s kel

    All members of the taliban needs to eat a pork bacon, pork chop,ham,chittlien and hog maw sandwich.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    with onions and left out mayonionse?

    November 2, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  4. Scottish Mama

    Free speech under attack yet again. Believe what I believe or we will terrorize you.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    fried in lard.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    with a pickel....

    November 2, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. s kel

    that stinks.....

    November 2, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Scottish Mama

    With bbq sauce?

    November 2, 2011 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  9. s kel

    made with jewish challa bread...

    November 2, 2011 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  10. s kel

    with pork mold on it......yes pork bbq sauce.

    November 2, 2011 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    s kel:
    That sounds...nauseating.

    Hey, Mama.

    November 2, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    You're in a silly mood today, s kel.

    November 2, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. s kel

    Hey I want the muslim extreamist bastzds that firebombed the mag office to suffer.

    November 2, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. Kalen

    I don't see why we can't leave the muslims alone. If it wasn't for the war on islam that all western nations seem to be involved in and the backdoor ongoings since the last world war in the middle east I bet we would find we had more in common with our Muslim neighbors than the people who govern our own countries or control our countries money.

    I'm not allowed to walk up and punch somebody for no reason, but I can harm someone if it is to save another or several others. As it should be with speech.

    November 2, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      No, we would still be victims of terrorist attacks even if the Afghan and Iraq wars had never happened. These attacks had been going on in Europe, Israel, India, the Philippines,and many other places for years and recent wars are just an excuse for terrorists to keep it up. But they could always find other excuses.

      November 2, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
  15. s kel

    I guess if I write something bad about hermit cain, ill get a rotten pizza thrown at my house....

    November 2, 2011 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
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