(Washington Post) One year ago, the Associated Press was among the outlets that censored certain cartoons of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after the murderous attacks on its Paris offices. "None of the images distributed by AP showed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. It’s been our policy for years that we refrain from moving deliberately provocative images," said AP spokesman Paul Colford at the time, in a rationale that reflected the (less than courageous) thinking of many prominent U.S. news outlets. Charlie Hebdo had frequently satirized the prophet Muhammad on its pages.
Now Charlie Hebdo has come out with an anniversary product that depicts God as a gun-carrying terrorist. "One year on: the killer is still at large," says a line on the cover as a bearded, God-like figure scurries. The Vatican doesn’t like it, asserting that it doesn’t "acknowledge or … respect believers’ faith in God, regardless of the religion."