Charlie Hebdo cartoonist murdered in Paris terrorist attack was on al-Qaeda wanted list

Stéphane Charbonnier, the Charlie Hebdo publishing director and cartoonist, was on an al Qaeda “wanted” list and lived under police protection.

The editor, who used the pen name Charb, defended the Prophet Muhammad cartoons that caused outrage in the Muslim world.

In 2013, his name was included in a Wanted Dead or Alive for Crimes Against Islam article published by Inspire, the terrorist propaganda magazine published by al Qaida.

Mr Charbonnier is believed to have been killed alongside 11 of his colleagues when armed gunmen stormed the magazine’s Paris offices.

Richard Malka, Charlie Hebdo’s lawyer, said the offices had been “under police protection since the Mohammed cartoon affair right up until today.”

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  • Expect more of the same. This is what it is like to live under Islam. NO FREEDOM of speech, no smiles, no fun. Fascism in reality.

  • Xavier

    FOX just said the gunmen yelled references to al-Qaeda.

  • Xavier

    “Charb was under special high-profile figure protection.”

    And it didn’t work, did it? There’s only one way to stop Islamic terrorism: innate The Purge.

    • Exile1981

      Don’t worry the media will be blaming it on the victims shortly; they’ll claim the muslims were justified in their anger and that the magazine should not have offended them.

      • Xavier

        Apparently ignoring a threat justifies murder.

      • WalterBannon

        Trudeau has gone to his local mosque to make sure his people are not suffering from rising islamophobia in the shopping malls – oh the horror, someone looked at them like they were a terrorist!!!!

  • David

    right up until today.”

    What a coincidence.

  • CMH

    Thank heavens they were under police protection????????? someone best review that eh? it just proves THE ONLY WAY to protect from islam is to ban it entirely from your country. police protection? that is a lie. the killers even got away.

    • Observer

      You have to wonder if the French police looked the other way as do when synagoues are attacked.

      • Pete_Brewster

        One day we’ll find out what the Elysée knew.

        My hypothesis: When the attackers arrive safely in Syria a case of cognac is waiting for each of them, courtesy of Hollande.

  • Linda1000

    Here are some cartoons in response to the terrorists and murders at Charlie Hebdo offices.
    https://ca.yahoo.com/news/blogs/daily-buzz/cartoonists-respond-with-art-to-shooting-at-charlie-hebdo-offices-in-paris-155650037.html

  • Barrington Minge

    Free speech is clearly not a 7th century concept.

  • Icebow

    ‘We have avenged the Prophet’.
    Nothing to do with Islam. Click. Nothing to do with Islam. Click….

  • Martin B

    And the European ruling class will respond by doubling down on Pegida and doubling the number of Muzz “refugees”.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This has nothing to do with Islam and should not be used to besmirch the many peaceful Muslums or whatever your betters tell you to do.

    • WalterBannon

      au contraire

      EVERY muslim should be held accountable and deported

      • Clausewitz

        When do we get the pictures of Muslims dancing in the streets and giving out candies?

  • Linda1000

    Faces of the victims: “Among the journalists killed were (l to r) Charlie Hebdo’s deputy chief editor Bernard Maris and cartoonists Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut, aka Cabu, Stephane Charbonnier, who is also editor-in-chief, and Bernard Verlhac, also known as Tignous murdered.”
    Photo from UK Daily Mail.

    • LauraS

      As Mark Steyn notes, these journalists were truly brave and paid for it with their lives. RIP

  • Dana Garcia

    It’s interesting that the apparently chatty killers proclaimed their al Qaeda connection. Perhaps there is a rebranding effort going on, since ISIS has been the big jihad star in the media for the last while.

    • Al_the_Fish

      I wouldn’t think it is re-branding as much as one-upmanship.

      Various factions will try to gain support by ever more evil acts.

  • WalterBannon

    Workplace violence again.

    Humbug

    Time to start hanging politicians.

    Zero tolerance for Islam.

    ban it

    deport them

    summarily convict its apologists of treason

    • Gary

      Wynne better review her position to allow the 2 jew-hating , homophobic, misogynistic pro-shariah Mosques in the Public schools because the islamists will be able to sneak in suicide-bombers in Niqabs or Burkas to blow-up the whole school to kill infidels . This death-cult doesn’t fear death as in Hamlet’s questioning of what dreams may come .
      These warriors for allah are rabid savages wanting to die for islam and will even kill other muslims because the quran has a provision for innocent muslim to be killed during jihad wars that get the status of Martyr’s just like on 9/11/01 when muslims died as well as almost 3000 non-muslims.

      Justin is still waiting for the Experts to give their opinions on this and he also wants evidence based reports before he comments on possible unemployed drug addicts with mental health issue that may have done this.

      • WalterBannon

        Wynne is an un-indicted felon and belongs in prison

        • Gary

          She’s connected to Dalton McGuilty and Ben Levin , nough said .

  • ed

    the bbc have cut the allauh ackbar shouts from the videos ,now reporting attackers shouted ” Islamic slogans” the cover up starts from now [ed uk]

    • LauraS

      Would LOVE to see a complete roundup of media who are skewing the news to make Muslims less offended. I understand the Daily Telegraph is pixelating Charlie Hebdo illustrations in their coverage. Name and shame these faux journalists!

  • David Murrell

    BBC News is currently reporting (1:30 PM Eastern, Wednesday January 7) that there is a rather large spontaneous demo, in Paris I think, supporting Charlie Hebdo.