Charlie Hebdo Artist Will No Longer Draw Prophet Mohammad

 Voice of America News:

The cartoonist who drew Islam’s Prophet Mohammad for the cover of the French satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine said he will no longer draw the prophet.

Cartoonist Renald Luzier, who is known professionally as “Luz,” told a French magazine this week that drawing the Prophet Mohammad no longer interests him. He said he has tired of it, just as he previously tired of drawing former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.



Luzier was present at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris on January 7, when two Islamic radicals entered the building and fatally shot 12 people. In the magazine’s first post attack issue, the cover featured a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad holding a sign with the slogan that became popular as people sought to show their support for the Charlie Hebdo journalists: “I am Charlie.” The caption for the drawing read “All is Forgiven.”


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