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No more Mohammad cartoons from Charlie Hebdo's 'Luz'

Luzier drew the cover art for the magazine's issue after the Jan. 7 attack on its offices.

By Ed Adamczyk
No more Mohammad cartoons from Charlie Hebdo's 'Luz'
Customers line up to buy copies of Charlie Hebdo in the provincial town of Aucamville, near Toulouse, Southern France, at dawn on January 14, 2015. Photo by Fred Lancelot /UPI | License Photo

PARIS, April 29 (UPI) -- The last caricature of the Prophet Mohammed has left the pen of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist "Luz," also known as Renald Luzier.

Luzier depicted the Prophet, weeping and holding a sign reading "Je Suis Charlie," or "I Am Charlie," on what has been called the "survivors' issue" of the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo, published the week after Islamist gunmen entered the magazine's offices in Paris on Jan. 7 and shot 12 editors and artists to death.

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"I Am Charlie" became a rallying cry for those decrying the incident and supporting press freedom. Pictorial depictions of the Prophet Mohammad are forbidden by Islam.

In an interview Tuesday with the French culture magazine Les Inrockuptibles, Luzier explained of the Prophet, "He no longer interests me. I am tired of him, just like (former French President Nicolas) Sarkozy. I'm not going to spend the rest of my life drawing him."

"The terrorists did not win," Luzier added. "They will have won if the whole of France continues to be scared."

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