Is/was Charlie Hebdo racist?

Never having read it myself, I’m not going to offer an opinion on that one. But having talked in an earlier post about the possibility that Charlie Hebdo was “la propagande néoconservatrice déguisée en gauche progressiste”, I was interested to come across two articles from 2013 arguing both sides of the discussion:

  • According to Olivier Cyran, who worked for Charlie Hebdo from 1992 to 2001, the magazine became increasingly Islamophobic from 11 September 2001 onwards and is undeniably racist: en français, in English.
  • On the other hand Zineb El Rhazoui, a French-Moroccan journalist who worked for Charlie Hebdo in 2013 and still does, will have nothing of it: en français, in English.
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