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Depictions of Muhammad After Charlie Hebdo January 09, 2015
At least 12 people were killed this week when masked gunmen attacked the offices of the French satirical news magazine, Charlie Hebdo. While the motive is still unknown, the paper has published insulting cartoons of the Muslim prophet Muhammad in the past. A Muslim cleric and a scholar of Islamic art clear up the misconception that it's forbidden to depict the prophet, and consider how this extreme act of violence might affect France's Muslim community.

Yasir Qadhi, Muslim cleric and professor of Islamic Studies at Rhodes College
Christiane Gruber, art historian at the University of Michigan

 A recent cover of the paper depicts a rabbi, a pope, and an imam chanting in unison, "We must silence Charlie Hebdo." Credit: Mona Eberhardt, flickr