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Charlie Hebdo Won’t Draw Mohammed Anymore, Editor Says They’ve Done Enough For Free Speech

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Erica Wenig Contributor

Six months after armed Islamists stormed Charlie Hebdo’s offices in downtown Paris, killing 12, editor Laurent Sourisseau said the publication would no longer draw Islam’s prophet in an interview with German magazine Stern.

“We have drawn Muhammad to defend the principle that one can draw whatever they want. It is a bit strange though we are expected to exercise a freedom of expression that no one dares to,” Sourisseau told Stern, as reported by Deutsche Welle. “We’ve done our job. We have defended the right to caricature.”

Sourisseau survived the attack at Charlie Hebdo’s offices by playing dead, according to Deutsche Welle. During the Stern interview, Sourisseau recounted the assault, saying the room went silent after the attack, and that’s how he knew almost everyone was dead. (RELATED: Charlie Hebdo’s Editor Doesn’t Want To Be Your Free Speech Hero)

In the interview with Stern, Sourisseau said Charlie Hebdo employees still believe they “have the right to criticize all religions,” Deutsche Welle reported.

Two gunmen opened fire outside a Mohammed cartoon contest in Texas earlier this year, inuring a security guard before being shot dead by police. One gunman had ties to Islamic State, and the terror group took credit for the attack.

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