Charlie Hebdo, the satirical French magazine that was attacked by Islamic terrorists in January 2015, has a new target for ridicule: Hurricane Harvey flood victims.
Dozens of deaths and the wreckage caused by the largest storm to hit Texas in decades did not deter Charlie Hebdofrom turning the catastrophe into fodder for political commentary. The latest issue features submerged citizens engaged in the Nazi salute.
“God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas,” the cover says, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.
Charlie Hebdo received outpourings in support — particularly among free speech advocates around the world — after gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” killed its editor and other cartoonists during a Jan. 7, 2015, attack. Al Qaeda terrorists killed 12 people during the massacre.
News of the inflammatory cover comes just one day after Politico cartoonist Matt Wuerker was criticized for work portraying a flood victim wearing a Confederate flag shirt while proclaiming, “Angels sent by God!”
Mr. Wuerker told The Washington Examiner that his goal was to mock “anti-government types — Texas Secessionists — benefitting from the heroism of federal government rescuers.”