Saturday, January 10, 2015
Stephane Charbonnier, the editor of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine who was killed yesterday during a terrorist attack on the magazine’s offices in Paris, had appeared on a ‘hit-list’, published in an al-Qaeda magazine in 2013. Within hours of the attack, in which 12 people were killed, the list reappeared on Twitter, with a red cross over Charbonnier’s face. The list was originally published in a 2013 edition of al-Qaeda’s main English-speaking magazine Inspire, with the heading “Wanted, dead or alive for crimes against Islam”. The latest version, which resurfaced on Wednesday, was shared mostly by Twitter accounts associated with al-Qaeda propaganda. The list is comprised of 11 names which appear alongside headshots and includes diverse figures such as the author Salman Rushdie, the anti-Islam pastor Terry Jones and cartoonist Molly Norris who went into hiding after a fatwa was declared against her in 2010, following her infamous ‘Everybody Draw Mohammed Day’ cartoon.
BRADENTON, Fla. — The Florida pastor who is near the top of an al-Qaida hit list is now running a French fry stand at a Bradenton mall. The Rev. Terry Jones has opened Fry Guys Gourmet Fries in the food court at DeSoto Square mall. When customers arrived at the counter, they saw a drawing of Jones’ stern face front and center in what looks like a police sketch beside pictures of two other co-owners. Their slogan: “We Take Fries Seriously.” “At first I thought the pictures would not be so recognizable,” Jones told The Bradenton Herald in a phone interview Thursday. “They were supposed to be more of a cartoon type of thing.” The mall’s manager was not aware of Jones’ associations until contacted for this story, and he immediately contacted the minister with his concerns. Jones said he agreed to take the drawing of his face off the wall, but his face will remain on the company’s logo and his name will remain on the paperwork.
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