Charlie Hebdo Faces Legal Action For Publishing Satire on Aylan Kurdi

Charlie Hebdo faces legal action after cartoons that it published featuring Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi were construed as being racist.

Published: 16th September 2015 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th September 2015 06:19 AM   |  A+A-

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This handout photo courtesy of Tima Kurdi shows Alan Kurdi, left, and his brother Galib Kurdi. |AP

Charlie Hebdo was faced with legal action on Tuesday after cartoons that it published featuring Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi were construed as being racist. A Daily Telegraph report commented that the cartoons were not mocking Syrian refugees but were “a scathing satire on the West’s capitalism and Orientalist condescension”.

Most users on social media, however, doubted the intention of Charlie Hebdo, which has in the past been the target of a bombing in retaliation for publishing cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, while some pointed out that the cartoons were in fact exposing Europe for its consumerist mentality.

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