They also lost access to their Facebook page for more than 24 hours because they display an image on the front page of the prophet muhammad. Such images are generally prohibited by Islam for fear they could lead to idolatry.
The paper's offices were destroyed just hours before the edition hit the newsstands. Charlie Hebdo's Internet presence has also been the victim of hackers. Access to another page remained blocked. However, users had always been able to visit the pages, even though the editors couldn't update them.
Hours after its offices were fire-bombed on Wednesday, the website of French weekly, Charlie Hebdo, came under attack from the Turkish hackers’ group Akincilar. Journal du Dimanche (French newspaper) printed an interview with one of the Akincilar members who claims to have carried out the attack. Ekber that calling himself, 20, IT student said the group targeted the website after finding out about the “Charia Hebdo” edition of the magazine, which featured an illustration of the Prophet Mohammed on its front page.
While the Akincilar hackers succeeded in getting their message across regarding Charlie Hebdo’s editorial policies, the magazine’s website has yet to be re-installed, after the Belgian company that hosts it received death threats.
Charlie Hebdo was also suspended from Facebook, after a deluge of complaints led to a warning from the powers that be over the inappropriate picture of the Prophet Mohammed.
A demonstration in Paris on Sunday attracted hundreds of supporters, including some famous French faces in defence of the right to blaspheme. Organised by the anti-xenophobia organisation SOS Racisme, the impromptu movement aims to fight “religious fundamentalism” and preserve democracy and secularism.
While the police continue their investigation into the fire, which they have classified as a terrorist attack, the magazine itself has been housed by newspaper Libération, which is one of a number of publications that reprinted the Mohammed cartoon in support of Charlie Hebdo.
“If Libération continues publishing those cartoons, then we’ll have to deal with them as well” said Ekber.
Message from AKINCILAR
AKINCILARFor ISLAMWhile all Islam World regard with reverence to your prophet and address him as Hz. ISA A.S (Christ)(putting a holy prefix in front of his name), You keep abusing, Islam's almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech.no doubt, Hz. Isa (Christ) would dislike and hate your nation.Be God's Curse On You!We Will be Your Curse on Cyber World!