FRENCH satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has been inundated with fresh death threats after featuring two naked Muslims on the front cover this week.
More than 60 disturbing messages, insults, and anti-Semitic remarks were posted on the magazine’s Facebook page, including one saying ‘You’re going to die!”. Another message warned of an imminent terrorist attack.
An inquiry has been launched and French police are currently investigating the “very threatening death threats” made against Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and journalists.Although the first incident was reported in June, number of threats rose dramatically after the latest edition hit the newsstands this week.
Charlie Hebdo’s editorial board has been under police protection since the January 2015 attacks.
Twelve people were slaughtered in the Hebdo attack and another five people in a near simultaneous and related attack in France.