What Muslims Really Believe About Cartoons Of Muhammad ~ JANUARY 7, 2015.
Tragedy stuck France this morning when three masked men stormed the office of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and began spraying bullets at journalists, killing at least 12.
Although the gunmen are still on the loose and their exact motivation is unclear, many suspect that their attack was fueled by religion — particularly Islam. Witnesses reported hearing the shooters yell religious chants such as “Allahu Akhbar” (“God is greatest”) and “We have avenged the prophet” during the attack. Given these context clues, many speculate that the killings were in retaliation for Charlie Hebdo’s history of angering Muslims by depicting the prophet Muhammad in their political cartoons.
If the cartoons do prove to be the motivation for the attack, it wouldn’t be the first time an image of Muhammad has sparked a hostile response…
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