Instagram closes the account of two 'Charlie Hebdo' comedians who published a cover with Muhammad

Instagram closes the account of two ‘Charlie Hebdo’ comedians who published a cover with Muhammad

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The social network Instagram has suspended this Sunday the accounts of the comedians of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo Laure Daussy and Coco after publishing the cover of the publication in which a cartoon of Muhammad appears. The “error” has been corrected already in the afternoon by the company.Daussy and Coco have expressed their astonishment at the measure taken through their Twitter accounts this Saturday. On Sunday afternoon they were operational again.

“These accounts have been deleted by mistake. They have been restored as soon as they informed us and we regret any confusion or damage this may have caused, ”an Instagram spokesperson explained to BMFTV television. As Europa Press collects, Daussy has pointed out that before the imminent start of the trial for the 2015 attacks against the magazine’s editorial staff, he decided to republish the cartoons of Muhammad.

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will publish in its next issue the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that unleashed a wave of riots in Muslim-majority countries in 2005 and 2006, coinciding with the start of the trial for the chain of attacks in January 2015. On Wednesday the trial begins against the alleged accomplices of the massacre at the publication’s headquarters, in which twelve people died. The magazine has also published on the cover the cartoons that justified the attack on the fundamentalists under the headline: “All that for this.” The central image corresponds to a cartoon of the cartoonist Cabu, one of the mortal victims of the 2015 attack. In it, there is an allude to a Muhammad “overwhelmed” by Islamist fundamentalism: “It is hard that these idiots love me”, affirms the protagonist .

The magazine justifies in an editorial the publication of the drawings appealing to their “historical and criminal value”, claiming that fourteen years have passed since the controversy broke out and there are young “witnesses to a trial who would not understand” if they do not see the vignettes . The wording explains that, in recent years, it had always refused to publish them, but not because it was “prohibited”, but out of “cowardice.” “Reproducing the cartoons in the week of the opening of the trial for the attacks of January 2015 seemed indispensable to us,” he adds. The representation of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam, is prohibited in this religion and is even considered an offense to religious sentiments.

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