Charlie Hebdo depicts Harvey victims as Nazis: ‘God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas’

The latest edition of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo went over the top with a cover that screams, “God Exists! He Drowned All the Neo-Nazis of Texas,” the UK Daily Mail and others reported.

According to the Daily Mail:

The cartoon on the front page shows a torrential downpour drowning a group of people carrying flags with the Nazi swastikas.

Some of the victims on the cover are under water as they do the Nazi salute with their arms outstretched at a 45-degree angle.

“Presumably, the magazine intended to emphasize the fact that Texas voted for Donald Trump in the recent election,” the Daily Mail further said.  Houston, however, has a Democrat mayor and overwhelmingly voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton, the most evil person ever nominated to the White House by a major party.

The New York Post added:

Critics were quick to blast the mag for poking fun at the mega-disaster, which claimed at least 37 lives and displaced tens of thousands of people.

“So the idiots at Charlie Hebdo are cheering the #Houston #Harvey disaster b/c they claim it drowned neo-Nazis. WTF?!” tweeted conservative pundit Debbie Schlussel.

“Hey Charlie Hebdo F— You Scumbag! Those were all God Loving Americans that Grandfathers saved FRANCE from NAZI’s,” tweeted user @USMC_Michaels.

The weekly magazine, which trades in controversy, captured international attention when it depicted the Muslim prophet Muhammad — a taboo for adherents.

That cover prompted a deadly terrorist attack in 2015.  That attack caused many to express support for Hebdo’s right to free speech, even speech that may offend some.  As the Daily Mail noted: “Hundreds of thousands of people marched through the streets of France afterwards, rallying behind the slogan ‘Je Suis Charlie’ (‘I am Charlie’) in defense of the right to free speech.”

Reaction on Twitter was, to borrow a phrase, fast and furious.



The Daily Mail said that “surrounding areas of Harris County, which also voted in favor of Clinton, have also been hard-hit by the catastrophic flooding.”

“The cartoon looks like a mishmash of American news, pairing the recent white nationalist and neo-Nazi demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, with the hurricane,” Newsweek said, adding:

However, there is no evidence thus far that any of the storm’s victims were neo-Nazis. Houston, which has a large Jewish community, is the fourth-largest city in the country and tends to lean toward the liberal side of the political spectrum. Though Texas went to Donald Trump during the 2016 election, Harris County voted for Hillary Clinton—54 percent to 41.6 percent.

This isn’t the only attack against victims of the hurricane.  As we reported earlier, a University of Tampa professor was fired for suggesting Texas deserved the destruction for helping to elect President Trump.

“I don’t believe in instant Karma but this kinda feels like it for Texas,” Ken Storey said on Twitter.  “Hopefully this will help them realize the GOP doesn’t care about them.”

Politico also mocked victims of the hurricane in a political cartoon that smeared Texans as stupid racists and secessionists.

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