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Charlie Hebdo Reporting on 'American Resistance' to Trump

Charlie Hebdo Reporting on 'American Resistance' to Trump

Recent controversial cover of Charlie Hebdo (screengrab of newspaper's Twitter post)

By    |   Wednesday, 04 October 2017 08:30 AM

Charlie Hebdo, the French weekly targeted in an infamous Islamist terror attack, is launching an online news project that targets President Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

The satirical French newspaper became known worldwide when two Islamic terrorists attacked its Paris headquarters on Jan. 7, 2015, killing 12.

Charlie Hebdo published a report on Wednesday in English on the "American resistance" against Trump, called "Feeling the Burn: The Left Under Trump," the Post reported.

The report will be posted online in weekly installments in the form of a graphic nonfiction novel, which allows Charlie Hebdo to use its visual trademark of caricatures and cartoons, the Post said.

"This not about laughing or making jokes," Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, co-editor of Charlie Hebdo told the Post. "This is about intellectual curiosity, about trying to figure out what happened, about giving comprehensive elements to the reader."

Charlie Hebdo's visual commentaries have caused controversies, such as its portrayal of the Islamic prophet Muhammad to portraying of Hurricane Harvey victims in Texas.

Charlie Hebdo was founded in 1969 as Hara-Kiri Hebdo. The weekly publication quickly attracted – and eventually adopted as its official slogan – accusations of being "dumb and nasty," The Telegraph said.

The newspaper first drew ire when it joked about the death of former French president Charles de Gaulle in 1970, The Telegraph noted.

"For me, the important point about Charlie Hebdo's evolution is that it became reactionary," Marwan Muhammad, director of the Collective Against Islamophobia in France, told the Post about the publication, which has frequently targeted the Muslim community there. "The production of Charlie Hebdo hides behind freedom of expression, but in reality they use the same tropes as the National Front."

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Charlie Hebdo, the French weekly targeted in an infamous Islamist terror attack, is launching an online news project that targets President Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday.
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