Thursday, November 03, 2011

French Satirical Paper Fire Bombed Over Treatment of Islamic Law

The Los Angeles Times reports that in France yesterday, the Paris headquarters of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo was fire bombed as a special edition of the French paper satirizing Islamic law in Libya and Tunisia was about to hit the newstands. According to the Daily Beast, which carries a photo of the cover of the special issue, Charlie Hebdo's website was also hacked. Muslim groups in France condemned the fire bombing, but also expressed disapproval of the depictions in the satirical issue.