NBC News, “Paris Terror Attack: What You Need to Know About Charlie Hebdo,” January 7, 2015

Paris Terror Attack: What You Need to Know About Charlie Hebdo
NBC News, January 7, 2015

Charlie Hebdo’s chief editor since 2009, Stephane Charbonnier — known as Charb — was on an al Qaeda hit list, according to a 2013 report in Slate. “This is a satirical paper produced by left-wingers and when I say left-wingers that goes all the way from anarchists to communists to Greens, Socialists and the rest. Above all it is a secular and atheist newspaper,” Charb told Reuters in 2012.

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