12 people were killed and 11 injured when Al-Qaeda terrorists burst into the office of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo. The terrorists, two brothers, were killed in a shootout following a manhunt.
The street failed to bring down any governments in 2015, but it was still an impressive year of collective action. Protesters – be they in Japan, Turkey, Yemen, the US or EU – embraced their causes and harnessed the power of the internet and media to spread their message.
A man under investigation for allegedly beheading his boss and trying to blow up a gas factory in France claimed that his actions were not religiously motivated, a source close to the investigation told Reuters.
French cartoonist Luz has stated that he will no longer draw the prophet Mohammed. Luz made an illustration of the prophet on the front cover of the Charlie Hebdo magazine following the terrorist attack, which killed 12 people at the magazine’s office.
A controversial political campaign has recently been launched by the Conservative party in Denmark, with its leaders calling for radical Islam to be “fought and eliminated,” as it belongs to the same family as, and shares many ideas with Nazism.
Several hundred people have gathered in front of the National Assembly in Paris in protest over a new bill that would grant French intelligence agencies more power to track suspected jihadists-to-be, thus potentially jeopardizing online privacy.
Ex-hostages of a gunman who killed four people in a Paris kosher supermarket in early January are suing a French broadcaster over its live coverage of the attack, saying the channel had put at high risk the hostages' lives.