The Cover Of Charlie Hebdo Editor’s Book Is Incredibly Powerful

by : Tom Percival on : 28 Dec 2015 16:13
Stéphane Charbonnier
Stéphane Charbonnier

The cover of Charlie Hebdo editor’s book may be just as powerful as the story inside.

Stephane Charbonnie finished his manifesto just two days before the horrific attack on the satirical magazine’s offices in 2015.


Tragically, the satirist was shot dead along with 11 others, when armed maniacs stormed the building in Paris.


The book called, ‘Open Letter: On Blasphemy, Islamophobia and the True Enemies of Free Expression’ is due to be released in the new year, but a few advanced copies have been made available.

It’s believed that the book will claim that Islam is not above ridicule and that white elites have stifled free speech and actually encouraged the mistreatment of Muslims by singling out their religion.


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The American chat show host and comedian Dave Rubin shared pictures of the front and back cover on Twitter and they make for powerful reading alone.

The covers read:

If you think criticising religion is an expression of racism, if you think ‘Islam’ is the name of a people, if you think it’s okay to make fun of everything except what is sacred to you, if you think sending blasphemers to jail will get you into heaven, if you think humour is incompatible with Islam.

If you think a cartoon is more dangerous that an American drone, if you think Muslims have no sense of humour or irony.

If you think the Zionists who run the world have paid a stooge to write this book, well, happy reading, because this letter is for you.


A powerful message indeed, and we’re sure the actual book will be just as moving.

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Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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    The cover of Charlie Hebdo editor's 'Open Letter' is truly powerful just on its own