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?”

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    So even the founder of “Charlie” Henri Roussel, says he is most certainly NOT “Charlie”.
    Imagine… that there is no Charlie.

    • Gary

      He just helped make the point about islamism because he assumes muslims are prone to riots and murdering people which is why he blames Carbonnier and not the rabid savages that kill them. How pathetic can a religion be where the followers are seen as predisposed to violence and acting like savages.
      Muslims seem to wear this like a badge of honour that they inflict fear in the hearts of the unbelievers.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        “Muslims seem to wear this like a badge of honour…”

        All thugs do; that is how they think because that is what they are.

        The Muslims are living up to my expectations and they rarely disappoint. However it seems that Henri Roussel just ‘outed’ himself as a craven coward, and a non-serious man.

        • Frau Katze

          They are fake satirists. Certain taboos (race) were apparently never broken.

          The taboo on drawings of Mo was the only true taboo they breached. (making fun of Christianity is not breaking a taboo, it has long become rather stylish).

          • Exile1981

            The also preferred to go after right leaning politicians rather than left leaning ones.

    • Raymond Hietapakka

      …whining to himself in his office because his business insurance rate is about to fly off into Outer Space…

      • Frau Katze

        Good point about the insurance.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    80 years old? I bet he bent over and took it up the hoop by the Nazis. Probably with a smile on his face…

    • Observer

      Henri Roussel is openly anti-semitic and claims the others still involved in the magazine are “Zionists” or owned by the “Zionists”.

  • moraywatson

    Henri Roussel must think that freedom grows on trees.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Old guy trying not to get shot

    • Frau Katze

      Yep. True iconoclasts don’t usually make to that age.

  • Minicapt

    Not a lot of details on M. Henri, but …
    “Roussel contributed to the first issue of the magazine in 1970.”

    Is he upset because too many people failed to remember his contribution to the magazine 44 years ago?


  • Una Salus

    He’s going to be brave, outspoken and honest about the editor of the magazine he founded. About the ideology of the people that murdered him – not so much.

    Typical leftist.