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Charlie Hebdo: Screw ISIS, 'We Have the Champagne!'

Satire mag pulls no punches after Paris attacks

(Newser) - Few can relate better to Friday's terror attacks in the City of Light than the staff of Charlie Hebdo , the Parisian satirical magazine that lost 12 members in its own terrorist attack in January. A sneak peek of this week's cover, tweeted by columnist Mathieu Madenian ahead of... More »

Now Legal in Iceland: Blasphemy

Pirate Party spearheads law's repeal

(Newser) - Iceland has repealed an anti-blasphemy law that has been on the books since 1940, meaning its people are now free to ridicule religion to their heart's content. The country's parliament, the Althing, voted almost unanimously to remove blasphemy from the Icelandic Penal Code yesterday, the Iceland Monitor reports.... More »

Snowden Who? France to Ramp Up Surveillance

After Hebdo attacks, Paris ready to embrace bulk collection of phone, email data

(Newser) - See if this sounds familiar: A nation reeling from a major terror attack puts into place sweeping new surveillance rules in the name of public safety that critics think violate civil liberties. A measure with the nickname the "French Patriot Act" cleared the lower house of Parliament in France... More »

Charlie Hebdo's Luz: No More Mohammed Cartoons

Top cartoonist says topic 'no longer interests me'

(Newser) - Almost four months after declaring "All is forgiven" next to an image of Mohammed in the wake of the attack that killed 12 of his friends and co-workers, top Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Luz announced that "I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammed. It no longer interests... More »

Paris Market Where 4 Died in Siege Re-Opens

'Being here now is an act of conscience,' says shopper

(Newser) - The kosher supermarket in France where four people were killed in the Jan. 9 siege that followed the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris has re-opened. A small throng, including reporters, gathered outside the doors of the Hyper Cacher market yesterday before the 9am opening, as employees completed last-minute preparations, the... More »

Policewoman Among 4 Held in Paris Terror Attacks

At least 1 reportedly linked to gunman Amedy Coulibaly

(Newser) - Four people are in custody in connection with the Paris terror attacks in January, the AP reports via unnamed officials. At least one man held is reportedly linked to Amedy Coulibaly, who was killed by security forces after he killed a policewoman and four people at a kosher supermarket. Another... More »

Denmark Cops: Suspect Dead, Was Involved With Gangs

They think unnamed shooter was mimicking Charlie Hebdo attacks

(Newser) - Danish police shot and killed a man early today suspected of carrying out shooting attacks at a free speech event and then at a Copenhagen synagogue , killing two men, including a member of Denmark's Jewish community. Police say the gunman was 22, born in Denmark, and was known to... More »

Shoe Bomber: Why God Wanted Me to Fail

Richard Reid speaks on his regrets, Charlie Hebdo

(Newser) - Months after 9/11, Richard Reid boarded American Airlines Flight 63 from Paris to Miami, planning to blow it up with a shoe bomb. His plan was foiled when a flight attendant caught him trying to light a fuse emerging from his shoe, and he was tackled by passengers. Now, he... More »

French Police Question Boy, 8, Over Terrorism Remarks

He wouldn't participate in moment of silence at school

(Newser) - Just how on edge is France after the Charlie Hebdo attack ? This might provide a clue: Police in Nice questioned an 8-year-old boy for a half-hour because he refused to take part in a moment of silence at his school and instead praised terrorists, reports AFP . “In the... More »

France's Terror Plan: Hire 2,600 Officers, Monitor 3K

Country to spend $490M over 3 years

(Newser) - France announced sweeping new measures to counter homegrown terrorism today, and one set of numbers is getting a lot of play: In an intelligence agent hiring spree, the country will hire some 2,600 counter-terrorism officers, 1,100 of them specifically for intelligence services. Anti-terror surveillance is needed for 3,... More »

Paris Gunman Buried in Unmarked Grave

Said Kouachi is buried in Reims over mayor's objections

(Newser) - City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists. Said Kouachi, the elder of the two brothers who gunned... More »

10 Anti-Terror Arrests Made as Kerry Visits Paris

He lays wreaths at 'Charlie' offices, kosher market

(Newser) - As John Kerry visited Paris today, a train station was evacuated and prosecutors said at least 10 people were arrested in anti-terrorism raids in the region targeting people linked to one of the French gunmen, Amedy Coulibaly , who claimed ties to ISIS. Paris is at its highest terrorism alert level,... More »

French Comic Arrested for 'Defending' Paris Terrorist

Dieudonne held for controversial Facebook post: cops

(Newser) - Dieudonne M'bala M'bala has been accused of hate speech by his government before. Now the controversial French comedian has been arrested for "defending terrorism" after a Facebook post in which he appeared to be sympathizing with the man who killed four people in a kosher supermarket and... More »

New Charlie Hebdo Sells Out in Minutes

Parisians scuffle over copies of 'survivors' edition'

(Newser) - A week after gunmen massacred the satirical publication's staff, defiant Parisians snapped up copies of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo and even scuffled over scarce copies. It sold out within minutes as news kiosks around the city opened at dawn, even though the print run had been increased... More »

New Video Shows Hebdo Gunmen Evading Police

They shoot at police car, force it to retreat

(Newser) - Newly released video of the Charlie Hebdo assailants shows how they forced a police car to retreat after the rampage. In the video, the two men are seen in the street, reloading their weapons. One shouts, "We have avenged the Prophet Mohammed, we have killed Charlie Hebdo," reports... More »

Anguished but Defiant, Charlie Puts Out Next Issue

3M copies in 16 languages out tomorrow with Muhammad on cover

(Newser) - "This isn’t an issue produced by crybabies," Gerard Biard, the new editor in chief of Charlie Hebdo, tells France Info, as per Time . The next edition of the satirical magazine hits stands tomorrow—the first since last week's terrorist attack that left 12 staffers dead. More... More »

Next Charlie Hebdo Cover to Feature Muhammad

French magazine will 'cede nothing' to terrorists, lawyer says

(Newser) - Here we go again: The French magazine Charlie Hebdo will run an image of the Prophet Muhammad on its first cover since a terrorist attack on its office left 12 people dead, AFP reports via Yahoo News . It is "obviously" meant to lampoon Muhammad, says Hebdo lawyer Richard Malka,... More »

US Defends Its No-Show in Paris

Only senior US official at unity rally was ambassador

(Newser) - At least 40 world leaders linked arms and marched at a huge rally in Paris to denounce terrorism yesterday—but there was no President Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, or even Eric Holder, who was in the city at the time. As the leaders marched, Holder was taping an interview... More »

Paris Man Sorry for Sharing Police-Killing Video

Facebook share was 'stupid reflex,' he says

(Newser) - The Paris man who captured a chilling video of the Charlie Hebdo attackers executing a police officer in the street says sharing it on Facebook was a "stupid reflex" and he wishes he had never done it. Jordi Mir, an engineer, tells the AP that he was "completely... More »

Defiant France Holds Biggest Rally in Its History

'Unprecedented' demonstration held in reaction to Charlie Hebdo attack

(Newser) - Leaders from across the globe descended on Paris today to stand by the side of French President Francois Hollande, as hordes of his countrymen crowded into the capital's iconic Republique Square to defiantly proclaim "Je Suis Charlie" in a rally to honor the 17 killed over the course... More »

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