French Magazine Depicts Hurricane Victims As White Supremacists
Satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo has depicted victims of Hurricane Harvey as neo-Nazis on the front cover of the magazine’s most recent edition.
“God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas,” the controversial weekly magazine wrote, accompanied by a cartoon showing victims giving the Nazi salute underwater while Nazi flags hang in the background.
The magazine likely intended to emphasize the fact that Texas voted for Donald Trump in the recent election.
According to the Daily Mail,
“Charlie Hebdo is a publication that goes out of its way to provoke angry reaction from its targets.
Fiercely secular and left-wing, it has published scathing cartoons poking fun at religion.
The cartoons that have catapulted Charlie Hebdo into international headlines were those satirizing Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.
Those cartoons sparked outrage in the Islamic world, with some calling for the deaths of Charlie Hebdo editors.
In January 2015, two gunmen who claimed allegiance to Al-Qaeda killed 12 people including many of its star cartoonists in an attack on its offices in Paris.
Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of France afterwards, rallying behind the slogan ‘Je Suis Charlie’ (‘I am Charlie’) in defense of the right to free speech.”
Hurricane Harvey has devastated Texas, with 11 trillion gallons of rain dumped on the state and at least 31 dead. Estimated losses currently stand at $75 billion.