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Iran Revolutionary Guards threaten French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with terror attack over their cartoons
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Iran Revolutionary Guards threaten French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo with terror attack over their cartoons

Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday doubled down on its ridicule of Iran's religious rulers, with fresh cartoons of supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei despite protests from Iran and its allies

Charlie Hebdo’s history of provocation: From Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Prophet Muhammad
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Charlie Hebdo’s history of provocation: From Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to Prophet Muhammad

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has earned notoriety for its ‘offensive’ cartoons. Now caricatures of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei have angered the Islamic republic. A look at past controversies

Iran summons France ambassador over Charlie Hebdo cartoon on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
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Iran summons France ambassador over Charlie Hebdo cartoon on Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

This week, Charlie Hebdo magazine released an edition titled 'January 7' with the theme 'Beat the mullage' to mark the anniversary of the deadly 2015 terrorist attack on its Paris offices

‘Salman Rushdie embodies freedom, fight against obscurantism’: Emmanuel Macron comes out in support of author
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‘Salman Rushdie embodies freedom, fight against obscurantism’: Emmanuel Macron comes out in support of author

The French president took to Twitter to declare his solidarity with the British author, who was attacked during a literary event in New York on Friday. He said, ‘Rushdie’s battle is ours, a universal one. More than ever today, we stand by his side’

From beheading over Prophet remarks to ‘Kaali’ FIRs, religious hypersensitivity is the latest threat to India
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From beheading over Prophet remarks to ‘Kaali’ FIRs, religious hypersensitivity is the latest threat to India

People belonging to religious communities have developed a propensity to feel that their beliefs are under attack

Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies
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Why liberals should not pick and choose outrages based on their whims and fancies

Liberals enthusiastically pick the Munawar Faruqui saga, but remain silent on the lynching of two sadhus by a mob in Maharashtra. This blinkeredness is not serving any true liberal clause in any real sense

Understand shock but violence cannot be justified, says Emmanuel Macron on Prophet's caricatures
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Understand shock but violence cannot be justified, says Emmanuel Macron on Prophet's caricatures

Macron lashed out at 'distortions' from political leaders over the cartoons of the Prophet, saying too often people were led to believe that they were a creation of the French state

Days after Nice church attack, Greek priest shot at in France's Lyon; attacker at large
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Days after Nice church attack, Greek priest shot at in France's Lyon; attacker at large

Police cordoned off the largely residential neighborhood around the church and warned the public on social networks to stay away

‘Angry people kill irrespective of religion’: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad says after Twitter deletes his post justifying France attacks
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‘Angry people kill irrespective of religion’: Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad says after Twitter deletes his post justifying France attacks

Referring to the beheading of a French teacher, Mahathir said he did not approve of the murder but added that freedom of expression does not include ‘insulting other people’

Three dead in 'Islamist terrorist attack' in France's Nice; killer identified as 21-year-old Tunisian migrant
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Three dead in 'Islamist terrorist attack' in France's Nice; killer identified as 21-year-old Tunisian migrant

French president Emmanuel Macron, who quickly travelled to Nice, announced increased surveillance of churches by France's Sentinelle military patrols, which would be bolstered to 7,000 troops from 3,000

Emmanuel Macron could become European poster boy for India's right-wing   
India

Emmanuel Macron could become European poster boy for India's right-wing  

The Hindu Right likes the Macron way of dealing with Islam. To them, it is unapologetic and outcome-oriented

Turkey condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Erdogan; launches probe against magazine
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Turkey condemns Charlie Hebdo cartoon mocking Erdogan; launches probe against magazine

The Turkish president, meanwhile, said he has not seen the controversial cartoon even as his office criticised the magazine on Twitter

France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'
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France tightens security amid fallout from teacher beheading, foreign 'meddling'

France’s national police have called for increased security at religious sites around the All Saint’s holiday this coming weekend, particularly noting online threats from extremists against Christians and moderate French Muslims

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan accuses French president Emmanuel Macron of 'attacking Islam'
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Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan accuses French president Emmanuel Macron of 'attacking Islam'

Macron said the teacher beheaded near Paris recently "was killed because Islamists want our future". Macron earlier this month said "Islam is a religion that is in crisis all over the world"

Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia
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Charlie Hebdo's cartoons on Prophet Mohammad have France jostling between freedom of speech and Islamophobia

The French Constitution defines the state only as secular, but it doesn't delineate the boundaries of this secularism

Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life
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Liberal silence on global free speech conflict has killed India's intellectual life

The decomposing corpses of ideas feed and sustain the toxic cesspool our intellectual and social life has become

France to take part in 'national cohesion' rallies following beheading of teacher in Paris
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France to take part in 'national cohesion' rallies following beheading of teacher in Paris

The beheading of the history teacher on Friday has sparked outrage in France and memories of a wave of Islamist violence in 2015 sparked by caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed published by Charlie Hebdo

Loud noise heard in Paris due to sonic boom from military jet, not blast, says police
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Loud noise heard in Paris due to sonic boom from military jet, not blast, says police

The noise, which was heard across the city, rattled Parisians who were already on edge after a knife attack outside the former offices of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo last week

Paris cleaver attack suspect says he wanted to target Charlie Hebdo over controversial cartoons
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Paris cleaver attack suspect says he wanted to target Charlie Hebdo over controversial cartoons

The suspect, who said he was born in the Pakistani city of Mandi Bahauddin and is 18-years old, 'takes responsibility for his action,' a source close to the investigation told AFP

Two people stabbed outside Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris; French interior minister terms attack 'act of terror'
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Two people stabbed outside Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris; French interior minister terms attack 'act of terror'

The minister said the assailant arrived in France three years ago as an unaccompanied minor, apparently from Pakistan, but his identity was still being verified