Published: 2017-08-24 10:01
Last Updated: 2017-08-24 11:02
Critics all over the internet have come to condemn the controversial French satirical magazine, for its recent take on the attacks that happened in Barcelona last week.
The latest cover portrays dead civilians on the pavement in pools of blood, with a van speeding off and the caption "Islam: religion of peace...eternal".
The Barcelona attack claimed the lives of 14 people, with more than 100 injured after a van drove into crowds.
Critics of Charlie Hebdo condemned its cover for tarring an entire religion, practiced by over 1.5 billion people worldwide, by portraying it as inherently violent.
Prominent French MP from the Socialist Party Stephane Le Foll said: "when you're a journalist you need to exercise restraint because making these associations can be used by other people," noting that the cover is "extremely dangerous".
Editor of the French magazine Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau responded to criticism, saying that experts and policymakers were avoiding hard questions out of concern for moderate, law-abiding Muslims.
The number of hate crimes and terrorist attacks conducted against Muslims is on the rise, with statistics indicating that non-Muslims make up the majority of terrorists in Europe, and more likely to be victims of terrorism than non-Muslims.