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Bangladeshi garment workers on Charlie Hebdo cartoon

The new edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has published a cartoon on Bangladesh, depicting some sewing t-shirts with the slogan “Je suis Charlie”, said a report published in BBC Bangla. In the cartoon, some garment workers, wearing ripped dresses, are seen sewing t-shirts containing the slogan Je suis Charlie.  “Je suis Charlie-I am Charlie” emerged as a message of support for the magazine following the attack on 7 January, which left eight journalists, including its editor, dead in addition to four others. The caption of the cartoon on Bangladesh read: “Pendant ce temps, au Bangladesh,” which means “See, what is happening in Bangladesh, on the other hand.” The cartoon probably contained the message that the selling of those t-shirts with the slogan “Je suis Charlie” has widely been increased as the slogan emerged as a message of support and the Bangladesh factories are making a good business over it. A worker, busy in sewing a t-shirt, has been seen saying: “De tout coeur avec vous,” which means “We are with you.” The new edition of the magazine has gone on sale, with a cartoon depicting the Prophet Muhammad on its cover. Long queues have formed at newsstands in France for the latest edition of the satirical magazine on Wednesday. Five million copies are being printed – a week after Islamist gunmen murdered 12 people at its offices and five others in subsequent attacks in Paris. It is believed earlier cartoons of the Prophet provoked the attack on the magazine. The cartoon shows the Prophet weeping while holding a sign saying “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie”) Referring to last week’s shocking events, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said his country was at war with extremism and terrorism – but not with Muslims. Meanwhile, Muslims marched in Middle East cities yesterday to protest the publication of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed by French magazine Charlie Hebdo, as Qatar warned the image would “fuel hatred”. The largest rally was in Jordan, where around 2,500 protesters took to the streets of the capital Amman amid tightened security, while demonstrations also took place in east Jerusalem and Khartoum.