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Charlie Hebdo threatened after latest issue mocks Muslims

Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has received threats after its latest issue mocked Muslims following the burqini ban in Cannes, France.

The latest issue of the controversial magazine depicts a bearded man and a hijab-wearing woman running naked on the beach with the caption: The reform of Islam: Muslims loosen up.

The magazine staff received a threat of an imminent attack via its Facebook page, Le Parisien reported, after the issue was published Wednesday. Police is investigating the latest threat; however, they say this isn’t the first time Charlie Hebdo has been threatened since the terror attack on their offices in January 2015. It had received 60 threats, insults and anti-Semitic remarks on its page in July and August.

“We have filed a complaint with the police of the 13th arrondissement of the Paris police over the threats. It never stops,” Eric Portheault, the co-owner of the newspaper, told Le Parisien, said.

The magazine is still under heavy police protection after 10 staff members and two police officers were murdered when terrorists stormed an editorial meeting and opened fire.

Last year, Charlie Hebdo came under fire after it mocked the death of a three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi. The magazine made two drawings of young Kurdi who was found dead on a Turkish beach and became a symbol of the refugee crisis.



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