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Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical magazine known for its critiques of politics and religion. Although small in terms of circulation, the magazine has gained worldwide attention specifically for its criticisms of Islam. The magazine’s cartoonists have published depictions of the Prophet Mohammad, which is considered sacrilegious to many in the Muslim faith. The magazine has been the target of two separate attacks, including one in 2015 that left 12 people dead, including several prominent cartoonists. The attack was carried out by Muslim extremists who targeted those responsible for the Mohammad cartoons, but instead of generating fear, the attack prompted millions to stand in support, adopting the French phrase “Je Suis Charlie.”