Charlie Hebdo founder accused murdered editor of ‘dragging team to their deaths’

The murdered editor of Charlie Hebdo dragged his journalists to their deaths by mocking Islam, one of the magazine’s founders has said.

Henri Roussel, 80, accused Stéphane Charbonnier – known as Charb – of being “pig-headed” in publishing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.

The satirical magazine’s mockery of Islam culminated in last week’s terror attacks, in which 10 of its staff and two police officers were killed by extremists.

Roussel wrote in French news magazine Le Nouvel Observateur: “I am going to be unpleasant here about Charb. He was the editor. What need did he have to drag the team into such a high-stakes game?”