Charlie Hebdo mocks death of Syrian child Aylan Kurdi

French magazine which regularly stirs controversy is back in the news for all the wrong reasons


Web Desk September 14, 2015
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While the world mourned the unfortunate death of a three-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi, Charlie Hebdo -- the French magazine which regularly stirs controversy -- has featured cartoons of the toddler, mocking his death.

Under the garb of freedom of speech, Charlie Hebdo made two drawings of young Kurdi who was found dead recently on a Turkish beach and became a symbol of the refugee crisis.

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The front page of the latest edition of the magazine featured the toddler lying face down on the beach and while the strapline read "Welcome to migrants", the main text read "So close to his goal". The magazine further made an illustration of a McDonalds billboard in the background stating "Two menus of children for the price of one."

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Meanwhile, the second cartoon entitled "The proof that Europe is Christian,"  portrayed Kurdi drowning in the water a man on the side, supposedly Jesus standing on the water and saying "Christians walk on waters, Muslim kids sink."

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Many took to the social networking site to criticise Charlie Hebdo

https://twitter.com/jjsteeves/status/643376420832591872

https://twitter.com/Triska/status/643364431225753605









This article originally appeared on Morocco World News

COMMENTS (25)

sam | 5 years ago | Reply you push buttons then cry when people retaliate... Hebdo you and any of your supporters deserve what you get...
Farishtay | 6 years ago | Reply @Munish Rastogi it should be the other way round. when others do not understand, they should not use it in satire. I can understand Indian mentality, by emulating like a swan one does not become a swan.
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