Al-Qaeda threatened the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo with a rerun of a 2015 massacre after republishing controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the SITE observatory said on Friday.
Al-Qaeda had warned in its One Ummah publication that Charlie Hebdo would be mistaken if it believed the 2015 attack was “one time” after the magazine printed the “contemptuous cartoons” in a defiant edition that marked the beginning of the Trial in the year marked Paris of alleged accomplices in the attack.
The comments came in an English edition of the Al Qaeda publication due to mark the anniversary of the terrorist network’s attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
It was said that it had “the same message” from President Emmanuel Macron to France as it had from his predecessor Francois Hollande, who was president at the time of the 2015 attacks.
It was said that France under Macron had “given the green light” to republish the cartoons.
Twelve people, including some of France’s most famous cartoonists, were killed on January 7, 2015 when brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi went on a rampage in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, whose no-taboo style, including posting cartoons of the Prophet, went on a rampage . had divided the country.
The trial, which began on September 2 and is expected to last through November, sees 14 alleged accomplices in court, although all perpetrators were killed after the attacks.
It had reopened one of the most painful chapters in modern French history that heralded a spate of jihadist attacks on its territory, killing over 250 people.
Charlie Hebdo director Laurent Sourisseau, known as “Riss”, who himself was badly injured in the shoulder in the attack, told the court this week that there was nothing to regret posting the cartoons.
“I regret that we see how few people fight to defend freedom. If we do not fight for our freedom, we live like slaves and promote a deadly ideology,” he said.
Charlie Hebdo’s republication of the cartoons has again been condemned by states such as Iran, Pakistan and Turkey.
But Sourisseau, who is now under protection 24/7, said he had to republish it.
“If we had given up the right to publish these cartoons, it would mean we were wrong,” he said at first.
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