12 Striking Charlie Hebdo Front Covers

Far from targeting Muslims in particular, the satirical newspaper has ridiculed everyone from English people to the Pope.

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"Sharia Hebdo" by David Sessions, 2011. It features a cartoon of "guest editor" the prophet Muhammad threatening readers with “100 lashes if you don’t die laughing!” The publication's offices were fire-bombed after it published this issue.

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"Islamophobia: Should we be afraid of little Jesus?" Published in the wake of French laws banning religious symbols, such as veils, from schools, December 2010.

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“Muhammad overwhelmed by fundamentalists,” 2006. The quote in the speech bubble reads, "Its hard to be loved by idiots." The issue featured cartoons that caricatured the prophet Muhammed. Muslim groups sued, but Charlie Hebdo won the case in 2007.