Charlie Hebdo accused of hypocrisy as it suspends journalist after death threats over her articles attacking Islam

Satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been accused of hypocrisy after it suspended a journalist who has received death threats for her articles attacking Islamic extremism.

Zineb El Rhazoui, 33, was called to a preliminary dismissal hearing to remind her of her ‘obligations’ towards the French weekly following ‘numerous incidents’.
The French-Moroccan columnist accused her employers of trying to ‘punish her’ for speaking out about the direction of the magazine four months after the jihadist attack which left 12 dead.

‘I am shocked and appalled that a management that has received so much support after the January attacks could show so little support for one of its employees, who is under pressure like everyone in the team and has faced threats,’ she told Le Monde.

  • Cowardice is the cause of Western demise.

    • Charlie has been very busy reassuring the world that they are leftists first and foremost.

  • Una Salus

    Islam: 1
    Hebdo: 0

  • ontario john

    Voices of freedom and traditional Western values have long gone from the media. Here in Canada today we have the bizarre example of Michael Coren joining Heather Mallick’s Toronto Sunday Star where he has a half page story denouncing conservative Christians.

    • Really? My God but he is really on a tear.

      • ontario john

        Someone has to replace Harooooon.

    • k1992

      Conservative Christians? Like many of his former colleagues at Sun News, Brian Lilley, Faith Goldy, Marissa Semkiw (all strongly pro-life, for instance). I wonder what *they* think about this new and improved “progressive” Michael Coren.

    • Clink9

      His new respect for sodomy is never ending. So touching.

    • Fake Michael Coren

      I kissed a boy and I liked it!

      • Clink9

        Taste of his cherry Chapsick.

  • roccolore

    Charlie has betrayed Charlie.

  • Ghost of Ed

    Je suis Charlie Chicken.

  • BillyHW

    So even Charlie Hedbo isn’t Charlie Hedbo?

  • John

    Sends a strong signal to secular Muslims ( and so many others) to never rock the boat.
    I predict that the next few editions of CH will be brave and transgressive, lampooning the FN, the Pope and Christianity.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    “To know what is right and not do it is cowardice.” – Confucius, cited by Mahatma Gandhi.

  • cmh

    this is no surprise now that hebdo values have been gutted…once again islam triumphs by the sword as is commanded by the faith. it is unbeatable.