Two police officers and 10 employees were killed by three gunmen this morning at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. Witnesses say the gunmen shouted, “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad.” President Francois Hollande called it “an attack on free speech.”
But this isn’t the first time the French satirical newspaper has seen violence. In 2011, a caricature of Muhammad made the cover with the threat “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing!” The paper was bombed after the issue published.
The provocative paper isn’t picky about who it depicts in its imagery. We’ve compiled a collection of some of its covers with Muhammad — and without. Everyone from the Pope to Kim Jong-Un make an appearance below.
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) November 28, 2014
Une bonne nouvelle pour le président à la une du dernier numéro de l'année! pic.twitter.com/0t4hB3k61F
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) December 30, 2014
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) December 16, 2014
À la une cette semaine, il parait qu'on a tout essayé… pic.twitter.com/7lgRCnfb7B
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) December 4, 2014
Et voici la une de Charlie demain! pic.twitter.com/WDdwGjyKjt
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) November 4, 2014
Et voici la une de Charlie demain! pic.twitter.com/l67Cwgyoyx
— Charlie Hebdo (@Charlie_Hebdo_) October 21, 2014
Here’s a look at more of its most controversial covers, courtesy of Newscom: