Charlie Hebdo cartoonist says will no longer draw Prophet (PBUH)

Published April 30, 2015
A file photo taken on November 2, 2011 shows French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoonist Luz using his cell phone in front of the offices of the paper in Paris. — AFP
A file photo taken on November 2, 2011 shows French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoonist Luz using his cell phone in front of the offices of the paper in Paris. — AFP

PARIS: French cartoonist Luz, who drew Charlie Hebdo's cover picture of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) following the massacre of the satirical weekly's editorial team, has said he will no longer draw the Prophet (PBUH).

Armed men claiming to be avenging the Prophet (PBUH) killed 12 people when they attacked the Paris offices of the weekly magazine, known for lampooning Islam along with other religions.

Read: Editor among 12 killed in attack on Paris weekly

For Muslims, any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) is blasphemous.

Also read; Charlie Hebdo publishes first cover since attack

“The terrorists did not win,” Luz told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on its website on Wednesday.

“They will have won if the whole of France continues to be scared.”

Also read: Pope on Charlie Hebdo: There are limits to free expression

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