Charlie Hebdo Attack Case Study

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Question 4 & 5:
The victims of the attack’s perspective:
(Represented by Jeannette Bougrab, lawyer and girlfried of Charlie Hebdo’s late editor, Stéphane ‘Charb’ Charbonnier.)

Girlfriend of Charlie Hedo’s late editor, Stéphane ‘Charb’ Charbonnier, became a victim affected by the Charlie Hebdo shooting when her boyfriend was shot by the Islamic extremists. Jeannette Bougrab became publically known as the face of Parisian mourning. Through her grief and tears, she voices her opinion publically against the Charlie Hebdo shootings in interviews to TV reporters at the scene of the shooting. She is completely distraught by this event and expresses her definite views against these Muslim extremists’’ ruthless behaviour.
Stéphane Charbonnier pictured
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The fact that Charlie Hebdo isn’t afraid to offend or make fun of the Muslim religion has influenced the extreme Muslim groups, therefore advocating their perspective of the attack. The cartoons published in the magazines make fun of politicians and religious leaders of all stripes. The newspaper has also been accused of being anti-Islam, anti-Jewish and racist, along with being offensive. This provokes the Muslim extremists to take violent action as this is the only way to stand up for their religion in their perspective of the world. Some Muslims believe that all depictions of human figures are prohibited by Islamic law. Many believe that drawings of the Prophet Mohammad are particularly blasphemous. And many Muslims are offended by images of their prophet that are intended to be disrespectful. These are all other factors shaping their positive perspective of the Charlie Hebdo …show more content…
He has stated, "I am appalled and shocked by this horrific attack – a murderous attack on free speech in the heart of Europe. ... Very little seems funny today.” Ian Hislop has formed an open, opinionated stand against the Muslim extremist attack. In his perspective, the shootings were completely immoral.

Cartoon posted on twitter:
The iconic national cartoonist's reaction in Australia was a cartoon drawn by David Pope. This cartoon was published in the Canberra Times where a masked, black-clad figure with a smoking rifle standing poised over a slumped figure of a cartoonist in a pool of blood was depicted, with a speech balloon showing the gunman saying, "He drew first." Many forms of media carried out protests against the shootings – especially twitter, where this cartoon went

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