Charlie Hebdo cartoonist says he will no longer draw cartoons about the Prophet

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Published: April 29, 2015
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I'm not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Prophet Mohammed PBUH) PHOTO: AFP

I'm not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Prophet Mohammed PBUH) PHOTO: AFP

PARIS: Cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo’s front cover picture following the massacre of the satirical weekly’s editorial team by militants in January, has told a French magazine he will no longer draw sacrilegious cartoons.

 “I will no longer draw the figure of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH). It no longer interests me,” he told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on Wednesday. Luz’s cover image in January portrayed Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) with a sign saying “Je Suis Charlie” under the words “All is forgiven”.

The issue was published a week after militants had attacked the magazine’s office and killed 12 people. It had a print run of eight million — a record for the French press.

“The terrorists did not win,” Luz told Les Inrockuptibles.

“They would have won if the whole of France continues to be scared,” he added, accusing the far-right National Front of trying to stir up fear in the wake of the attacks.

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  • Roger Reddy
    Apr 30, 2015 - 12:22AM

    They (terrorist) would have won if the whole of France continues to be scared,”

    Uh, you just gave up dude.Recommend

  • khan
    Apr 30, 2015 - 1:21AM

    Actually it’s the opposite. If charlie had figured out the anger of Muslim world, due to their foolish / arrogant behavior in the name of Freedom of Speech (False notion), the lives would not be lost..

    It is Charlie who lost…………….It’s very clear.Recommend

  • Jani
    Apr 30, 2015 - 8:40AM

    Damn on you for hurting billions of Muslims!Recommend

  • ahmed wani
    Apr 30, 2015 - 1:46PM

    you lost me hebedo..as a fan..i will draw from now onRecommend

  • zain jessar
    May 1, 2015 - 2:05AM

    He get to know that every action has a reaction so now he himself is scared and knows what he did.. Grow up boy don’t make us foolRecommend

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