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Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical newspaper founded in 1960.
The paper strongly opposes Islamism, classing it as a totalitarian threat alongside fascism, Nazism and Stalinism. In November 2011 the paper responded to the victory of an Islamist party in Tunisia by jokingly announcing that its next issue would be edited by Muhammad; the cover for this issue featured a caricature of Muhammad and the usual title defaced with a banner reading Charia Hebdo. The day after the announcement the offices of the newspaper were destroyed in a petrol bomb attack.
Note that the paper generally leans left (sometimes far-left in the past) even by French standards.
There was once a controversy, when publisher Philippe Val fired Siné, a cartoonist who wrote an article about the possible marriage of Jean Sarkozy (son of President Nicolas Sarkozy), that could be interpreted as antisemitic. Siné soon retaliated by creating his own newspaper, Siné Hebdo (now discontinued).