Charlie Hebdo attacks: Prophet Mohammed cartoons republished by Danish newspaper in wake of Paris incident

"It’s obvious this is an attack on free journalism and has a chilling effect on our work"

A Danish newspaper has republished caricatures of the Prophet Mohamed from Charlie Hebdo as part of its coverage.

Thursday’s print edition of Berlingske, available online on Wednesday night, showed several past front pages from the French magazine. Among them was one depicting the Prophet Mohamed and another about sharia law.

Such images provoked angry reactions from some Muslims when originally published by Charlie Hebdo, and footage of the killings at the magazine’s offices showed gunmen shouting “we have avenged the Prophet Mohamed”. Berlingske’s editor-in-chief Lisbeth Knudsen said her newspaper’s action in republishing the cartoons was not a protest.

“We will print them as documentation of what kind of a magazine it was that has been hit by this terrible event,” Ms Knudsen told the BNB news agency.

“We will print them as documentation of what kind of a magazine it was that has been hit by this terrible event,” Ms Knudsen told the BNB news agency.

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