French magazine Charlie Hebdo came under attack when its website was taken down by hackers on Wednesday. The hackers taking down the website have claimed themselves to be of Pakistani origin and have labelled themselves as a group guarding honor of the Prophet Muhammad(Peace be Upon Him)..
The recent wave of controversy has sparked yet another wave of anger amongst the Muslims community not only in Pakistan but all around the globe with respect to the recent publication of the blasphemous cartoon sketch that depicts Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
The website of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo has remained inaccessible since Wednesday afternoon and is still inoperative following the cyber attack.
“We do not favor violence, rather we have calmly put down the website that had posted blasphemous content today,” the hackers said in a statement sent to Pro Pakistani technology website.
The group uttered that it would take down any future attempt to publish any such Anti-Islamic stuff and that it would be protesting via technological means.
The front cover of the magazine showed a turban bound bearded figure sitting on a wheel chair being pushed on by an Orthdox Jewish figure. Further inside the magazine there were several other blasphemous figures depicting the Prophet.
The group bringing the site was also annoyed over the lack of response taken by the Pakistani government stating the government’s inefficiency had led them to take the action and they would continue to do so with the support of the Muslim Ummah.
The recent upsurge of blasphemous contents against Islam has seen several protests within the Muslim world including Pakistan. The protests have been really violent in some parts of the World especially in Libya whereby the US ambassador to Libya was killed in a violent protest against the Anti Islamic film posted on You Tube.