Yesterday the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo named the Prophet Muhammad as editor-in-chief for the next issue, to be titled "Sharia Hebdo" - and today the Paris based offices of the magazine were destroyed in a petrol bomb. Presumably, although no-one has of yet taken credit for the attack, the two incidents are not unrelated - but whatever the motivation for the attack, it must have been with great sadness that the editor-in-chief said, "We no longer have a newspaper. All our equipment has been destroyed or has melted." Thankfully no injuries have been reported, and we send solidarity to all those at Charlie Hebdo, who have worked since the 1960's to uphold the principles of free speech and a truly free press, whilst embodying the French tradition of political satire.
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