Charlie Hebdo, the French weekly has been in air before also in January this year and now again this weekly had woven controversies around it. The kind of inhumanity and callousness it had reflected out in its latest cartoon on the recently-died-toddler-refugee Ayan Kurdi is despicable. Kurdi who came in the glare of media after his body was discovered on the sea-shore was a refugee. This refugee, nay, an innocent soul, along with his dad was eluding from Syria to Europe.
The magazine flings jibes at three-year-old Kurdi in a cartoon by sketching him laid on his front. The title reads “So Close to His Goal” and the first sketch shows Kurdi reposed near a banner inscribed with ‘a 2-for-1 McDonald Happy Meal’ that on translation formulates to “Two menus of children for the price of one.”
Another half was titled “The Proof that Europe is Christian”, the child is shown sinking in the water with a man, supposedly Jesus, approaching him as his saviour. The text pertaining to this cartoon reads: “Christians walk on water and Muslim kids sink.”
“Peter Herbert, chair of the Society of Black Lawyers, tweeted that the group would consider reporting Charlie Hebdo’s actions as ‘an incitement to hate crime & persecution before the International Criminal Court’,” the news organisation reported.
Last time Charlie Hebdo defamed itself was when Prophet Mohammad was depicted on the post in which its Paris office was encroached and attacked by armed gunmen.