Paris, April 17: In a posthumously published book that was completed two days before the former editor Stephane Charbonnier was killed in France's memorable terror attack, he wrote what he believed about religion. Popularly known as Charb, he was shot by two gunmen who were offended by the paper's caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
The 88-pager is named as "Letter to tricksters of Islamophobia who are playing the game of racists" and was released on Thursday. He also criticizes those who use religion for their own benefit. Unlike the newspaper, the book is all about words and caricatures, rather signatures of the chief.
In the opening of the book, he said that his intended audience include those who "think it's written in the Quran that drawing the Prophet Muhammad is forbidden ... think caricaturing a jihadist in a ridiculous position insults Islam ... think a drawing is more dangerous than an American drone."
However, he is not partial in his view of religion and does not slam Islam or a particular community. In fact, he wrote,"one day, just for laughs, I should publish all the threat letters that I received at Charlie Hebdo from Catholic fascists and Muslim fascists alike".