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Was There A Death Fatwa Against Charb?

January 9, 2015
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Stéphane Charbonnier

It seems to me highly relevant, in light of recent events, that a prominent Afghani cleric by the name Faroq Husaini had issued a death sentence against Stéphane Charbonnier, the cartoonist and Charlie Hebdo editor known as ‘Charb’ and offered a reward of $100,000 in October 2012.

According to the AFP report at the time, he made the pronouncement in a mosque in Afghanistan’s third largest city, Herat. “I will sell all my properties, including my lands in Herat, to collect the money,” Husaini said.

Maybe there is a reason mainstream media do not seem to have picked this up at all. Maybe I have misread the original material. Please leave a comment if you have more information on this.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. January 9, 2015 9:41 pm

    Reblogged this on sdbast.

  2. January 12, 2015 11:14 am

    . I have copied & pasted what I know about your question).The Imam of Drancy, who expressed displeasure with Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons but firmly denounced the fatwa issued against them by Al Qaida, was himself condemned to death by the terrorist organization and is living under the protection of the police.

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