Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine attacked by terrorists in 2015, decided to target victims of Tropical Storm Harvey with a recent cover.
The publication, which has long mocked religion, featured the headline “God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas” with an illustration of drowning people reaching above flood waters to do the Nazi salute next to sinking Swastika flags.
In 2011 and 2015, Charlie Hebdo was targeted by terrorists because the magazine mocked the religion of Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. When terrorists mowed down 12 people in its office in the 2015 attack, journalists and media figures worldwide rallied around the magazine based on the principle of free speech, supporting the publication with #IAmCharlie and #JeSuisCharlie.
“We didn’t defend them because they were right or they were good; we defended them because they had a right,” Glenn Beck said on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
Stu Burguiere pointed out that mocking religion because you have no faith is one thing, but making fun of people who have died is another.
“Mocking Mohammad or mocking Jesus, that doesn’t mean anything to you [as an atheist] because you don’t believe they’re real. The people who are dying in Texas are actually real,” he said.