Once a Slogan of Unity, ‘Je Suis Charlie’ Now Divides France

After the 2015 terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, “I am Charlie” became a unifying slogan of free speech. Now it fuels divisions in an increasingly polarized country.

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French Court Finds 14 People Guilty of Aiding Charlie Hebdo and Anti-Semitic Attacks

The accused were sentenced to between four years and life imprisonment for their roles in the 2015 attacks on a kosher supermarket and the magazine that killed 17 people.

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The Politics of Terrorism in a Combustible Europe

Austria and France both suffered deadly attacks in recent weeks. The responses offer a glimpse of the political shape-shifting around Europe’s complex relationship with Islam.

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In the Netherlands, a Cartoon in School Leads to Online Threats and an Arrest

Threats against a high school teacher who displayed a political cartoon that supported the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have alarmed Dutch officials.

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France’s Hardening Defense of Cartoons of Muhammad Could Lead to ‘A Trap’

Once denounced by French leaders, the images are now defended across the political spectrum, widening a divide with Muslim nations and leaving many French Muslims alienated.

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France, Waging a Crackdown, Honors a Teacher and Depicts a Plot in Beheading

Two teenagers were paid about $350 to identify a teacher later decapitated outside his school. As the nation mourns, officials move against what they see as militant Islam.

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The Encroachment of the Unsayable

Our compromised liberalism has left a generation of writers weighing their words in fear.

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Suspect Stalked French School Before Beheading Teacher, Officials Say

The suspect, a Russian immigrant, was angered by a classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and sought help identifying the teacher involved.

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At Trial, Jewish Victims of 2015 Paris Attack Ask: Why the Hatred?

Four people were killed by a hostage-taker at a kosher supermarket that year. Families and survivors who testified this past week said his callous anti-Semitism was still hard to process.

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4 Wounded in Paris Knife Attack Near Charlie Hebdo’s Former Office

Jean Castex, the prime minister, said two people were in critical condition. The attack came as a trial is underway over the January 2015 attacks that targeted the satirical newspaper.

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For Survivors at Charlie Hebdo Trial, Wounds Are Still Raw

Victims of the 2015 attack on the satirical weekly took the stand this week with vivid accounts of how their colleagues were killed — and how their own lives were suddenly overturned.

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Trial Over January 2015 Attacks Opens in Paris

With the main perpetrators dead, the court will focus on those accused of aiding the assaults on the Charlie Hebdo offices and a kosher supermarket that killed 17.

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Charlie Hebdo Republishes Cartoons That Prompted Deadly 2015 Attack

The decision by the French satirical magazine to recirculate cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad and Islam coincides with the start of a long-awaited trial for the attack that killed 11 of its staff.

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