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.
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.
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.
Threats against a high school teacher who displayed a political cartoon that supported the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have alarmed Dutch officials.
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.
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.
Our compromised liberalism has left a generation of writers weighing their words in fear.
The suspect, a Russian immigrant, was angered by a classroom display of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad and sought help identifying the teacher involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.