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"I live under French law. I don't live under Quranic law."


Words in 2012 from Charlie Hebdo chief editor Stephane Charbonnier, one of 12 people murdered today in a terrorist attack on the magazine offices. Charlie Hebdo is a French satirical magazine that had, among other things, published cartoons of Mohammed (as well as, according to AP, having "past covers includ[ing] retired Pope Benedict XVI in amorous embrace with a Vatican guard; former French President Nicolas Sarkozy looking like a sick vampire; and an Orthodox Jew kissing a Nazi soldier").

According to CNN,

A video taken by a journalist for the Premieres Lignes agency shows the gunmen shouting "God is great!" as they began the attack, Le Monde reported. They also cried "We have avenged the Prophet!"