Muslims Celebrate Killings of 12 at Paris Magazine by Gunmen Who Shouted ‘Allah Akbar’

January 7, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

While many around the world are condemning the attacks on satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, scores of Muslims are expressing support for the murders.

The magazine and its staff appear to have become targets because of another round of cartoons and jokes about Islam and the Prophet Muhammed. The magazine was attacked in 2011 and 2012 for similar cartoons.

Among the 12 killed are reportedly four cartoonists who had worked at the magazine for decades.

Some supporters of the masked gunmen, who shouted “Allah Akbar” (God is great in Arabic), have cropped up online.

Some of them took to Twitter to express their views on the attack.

However, other Muslims took to Twitter to condemn the attacks.

MORE:

Charlie Hebdo Suspects Identified as Brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi, and Hamyd Mourad

Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Tignous, Wolinski Killed in Terrorist Attack

Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber
Follow Zachary on Parler: @zackstieber