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Charlie Hebdo's “Luz” to quit Muhammad cartoons

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist "Luz" in his interview in a French magazine stated that “drawing Muhammad no longer interests me".
 
Twelve people were murdered when two Islamist gunmen burst into the Charlie Hebdo offices on 7 January.
 
The attack prompted a wave of sympathy under the banner "Je suis Charlie".
 
Within days of the attack, the satirical magazine's surviving staff produced a defiant edition with the headline "All is forgiven" above Luz's cartoon showing the Prophet weeping, while holding a sign saying "I am Charlie".
 
Pictorial depictions of Muhammad are considered forbidden by most Muslims.
 
Following the January attack, the magazine's normal print run of 60,000 eventually climbed to eight million.
 
Luz is about to release a book of cartoons entitled "Catharsis", which is his way of expressing himself after the murder of his colleagues.
 
Source: BBC
 
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