Charlie Hebdo returns to Twitter with a strange tweet
The anti-Muslim and anti-Christian satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo returned Twitter after the terrorist attacks of January 2015 with a particularly nasty tweet, this time directed at themselves.
Published: May 5, 2018, 12:55 pm
Suite à un incident technique indépendant de notre volonté survenu en #janvier2015, notre présence sur #Twitter a été momentanément interrompue. Nous revenons sur le réseau, sous vos applaudissements et vos encouragements à aller niquer nos mères. pic.twitter.com/yhgQugoi8t
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) May 4, 2018
“Following a technical incident beyond our control in #January2015, our presence on #Twitter has been temporarily interrupted. We return to the network, under your applause and encouragement to go and fuck our mothers.”
The weekly tweeted the tasteless remark accompanied by a sketch, in which a dove of the same color as the bird logo of the social networking tool, leaves excrement on the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Charlie Hebdo’s last tweet was posted on January 7, 2015, on the day of the jihadist attack on the headquarters of the Paris printout that resulted in 12 editors and newspaper workers losing their lives.
The sketch was by Onores, the cartoonist, who was killed in the assault along with other editors and cartoonists of the weekly, such as Wolinski, Kambi, Sarb and Tiniu.
The satirical weekly had remained silent since the Kouachi brothers’ attack.
In their first issue this year, the weekly complained about living in fear as well as a lack of funding. Previously, everything about the production of the paper was kept secret, including its location in Paris.
But on the third anniversary of the terror attack, the magazine director and cartoonist Laurent Sourisseau, known as Riss, opened up on their severe security restrictions. The headline reads: “Three years in a tin can.”
In his editorial, Riss writes about the astronomical cost of maintaining such tight security of hiring a private security firm, surveillance and special installations — including a panic room.
Protecting their staff costs more than 1,2 million euro per year. “How long will Charlie Hebdo be able to sustain such a financial burden?” Riss asks.
After the attack in 2015, Charlie Hebdo received overwhelming support in the form of new subscriptions, but according to some reports, sales have plummeted since then.
Reporter Fabrice Nicolino spoke to staff members, who rely on security detail for trips and live in constant fear. Some keep hearing the clicking sounds the automatic assault rifles made when reloading on the day of the attack.
Riss says freedom of expression in France, “this vital freedom, impossible to dissociate from our democracy, is becoming a luxury good like racing cars or diamond necklaces … which only the most wealthy media outlets will be able to enjoy in the future”.
They have called on the French president, Emmanuel Macron to support them financially.
All rights reserved. You have permission to quote freely from the articles provided that the source (www.freewestmedia.com) is given. Photos may not be used without our consent.
Consider donating to support our work
Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.
Keep your language polite. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in, for example, Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.
If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violations of any law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.
If your comments are subject to preview by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.
We reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.
OsloCovid-19 is treated in the mass media as a very dangerous disease in the face of which mass vaccination and severe restrictions for the whole society are applauded despite few deaths beyond the risk groups. But in Norway, it has now been decided to treat it like other respiratory diseases, such as influenza or the cold virus, because according to the Norwegian Institute of Public Health it is no longer more dangerous than these.
ParisFrance has formally denied being ready to give the EU its seat on the UN Security Council. "The seat is ours and will remain so," said the Elysee, in response to an article in a British newspaper.
ParisFrance's seat at the UN could be given to the European Union to promote the creation of an EU standing force after Australia made it clear that it would be pursuing nuclear technology for its submarines together with the US and UK.
MilanThe Milan Public Prosecutor's Office has launched searches of anti-vaccination opponents in six Italian cities. Allegedly the members of the Telegram group "The Warriors" planned violent demonstrations against the Covid-19 policy of the Italian government.
Orban offers Pope copy of 1250 letter in which a Hungarian king pleads for help against Tartar invasion
BudapestDuring his visit to Budapest on Sunday to celebrate mass, Pope Francis met with Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, whose anti-migration policy in Hungary he does not share. The Pope received a copy of a letter reminding him why he should be more circumspect in his views.
BrusselsThe reported suspected side effects for the four Covid vaccines, which have only been conditionally approved in the EU, are record-breaking after just 8 months. Serious side effects have been reported.
LondonIn the UK, Health Minister Sajid Javid has told the BBC that Covid passports will not be introduced in his country. When will European countries come to their senses?
ParisOn Saturday, demonstrators took to the streets in the French capital for the ninth consecutive weekend to express their displeasure with the health passport policy of the Macron administration. The protest quickly degenerated into clashes with the police.
The HagueAt the end of May, the Forum for Democracy led by Thierry Baudet, submitted a parliamentary question on the relations between cabinet members and Klaus Schwab's World Economic Forum. "We received evasive or even no answers to these questions," said Dutch MP Pepijn van Houwelingen.
ParisThe cellphone number of the president of the National Rally was published on social networks. Many strangers called her, forcing her to change her number and file a complaint.