- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The cartoonist who drew a picture of Mohammed on Charlie Hebdo’s front cover following the terror attack on the magazine’s Paris offices has declared he will no longer satirize the Muslim prophet.

“I will no longer draw the figure of Mohammed. It no longer interests me,” Renald Luzier, better known by the name Luz, told Les Inrockuptibles magazine in an interview published on Wednesday, the Agence France-Presse reported.

“I’m not going to spend my life drawing (cartoons of Mohammed),” he added.

Luz’s cover image in January portrayed Mohammed with a sign saying “Je Suis Charlie,” French for “I Am Charlie,” under the words “All is forgiven.”

The issue came out a week after 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo offices were killed by Islamic extremists angered by the magazine’s satirization of the prophet.

Charlie Hebdo was recently awarded the annual Freedom of Expression Courage Award from PEN America, an organization devoted to promoting free speech, the Huffington Post reported.

“The terrorists did not win,” Luz told Les Inrockuptibles. “They will have won if the whole of France continues to be scared.”


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