'Charlie Hebdo' cartoon featuring drowned Syrian boy as sex criminal causes outcry

By REUTERS
January 15, 2016 06:30

A drawing in French satirical weekly magazine Charlie Hebdo suggesting Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy found dead on a Turkish beach last year, would have grown up to be a sex attacker caused outrage online on Thursday.

The cartoon depicts two male creatures running after terrified women with the caption: "What would have become of the young Alan if he had grown up? A groper in Germany."

Sexual assaults on women in Cologne and other German cities on New Year's Eve, many blamed on migrants, have prompted more than 600 criminal complaints and caused a backlash against German Chancellor Angela Merkel's policies on refugees. More than 1 million entered Germany last year, more than any other European country.


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