Both #CharlieHebdo and #JeSuisCharlie hashtags are trending in Twitter at the moment, and this has come after the Charlie Hebdo Paris attack where gunmen killed 12 people.
The attack on Charlie Hebdo office has left 12 dead and 5 in critical condition; these include four Charlie Hebdo cartoonists as well as Stephane Charbonnier. It was Charb they were targeting according to reports.
French satirical weekly newspaper published many cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed and this has caused a stir, security has been stepped up after the attacks on the French newspaper.
Many cartoons have been tweeted on the official Charlie Hebdo Twitter account and this has not gone down well with a lot of people. The Telegraph is reporting live at the moment, and states Charb was the one the gunmen were targeting, one gunman shouted, “Where is Charb?’ Where is Charb?”
Back in 2005 12 cartoons were published, which caused a massive stir as well as deadly protests. It was then Charlie Hebdo reprinted them in 2006.
The original artist of the cartoons Kurt Westergaard was once targeted in a futile murder at his home in 2010. He is now under police protection.
Under the hashtag #charliehebdo people are sending in their condolences, one Twitter user said, “Attacking is not the way to go about things. Condolences to the family and friends of the #CharlieHebdo staff as well as the POs killed.”
Another Twitter user said they are appalled people have died over cartoons; other tweets are coming in saying religion is ruining humanity.
What are your views on the Charlie Hebdo attack leaving 12 dead?