Photographer Is Shot in the Chest as Hundreds of Charlie Hebdo Protesters Clash with Police in Pakistan

Steve Hopkins, Daily Mail, January 16, 2015

The first pictures have emerged of a photographer bleeding from the chest after being shot in Pakistan as clashes between Charlie Hebdo protesters and police turned violent.

AFP photographer Adif Hasan was shot as some 200 protesters took to the streets outside the French consulate in Kuratchi after the magazine published an image of Prophet Muhammed in its ‘survivor’ edition.


Hasan was believed to have been shot by protesters and although his condition was at first thought to be serious, he was now said to be recovering.

The bullet reportedly struck his lung, and passed through his chest.

AFP news director Michele Leridon said that Hassan underwent surgery and that ‘his life does not seem in danger.’ AFP is now trying to find out whether Hassan was targeted or accidentally shot.

Two other people are said to have been injured.


Pakistani authorities used tear gas, batons and water cannons to disperse angry crowds who tried to force their way into the consulate. Police were also said to have fired warning shots in the air.

The rallies come a day after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif led parliament in condemning the cartoons published by the magazine whose officers were attacked last week, resulting in the deaths of 12 people.

Religious leaders had called for the magazine’s journalists to be hanged and urged their followers to join the protests.

The Telegraph reports that thousands of religious party activists are expected to join the protests nationwide. They are said to include followers of Jamaat-ud-Dawa, the charitable wing of the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group which masterminded attacks on Mumbai in 2008.

The Jamat-ul-Ahrar faction of the Pakistani Taliban has issued a statement lauding the two brothers–Said and Cherif Kouachi–who carried out the terrorist attack in Paris, saying ‘they freed the earth from the existence of filthy blasphemers’.

‘O enemies of Islam beware! Every youth of this Ummah (Muslim community) is willing to sacrifice himself on the honour of (the) Prophet,’ said the statement, which was sent via email by spokesman Ehsanullan Ehsan.

Religious leaders had called for the magazine’s journalists to be hanged and urged their followers to join the protests.

French flags have been burnt in the northwest city of Peshawar and central Multan and rallies have also been held in the capital Islamabad and the eastern city of Lahore.

Thousands also flooded the streets of Amman, in Jordan, rallying against the magazine. Yesterday, the Royal Jordanian Hashemite Court issued a statement calling the cartoon insulting, irresponsible and reckless.


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  • MekongDelta69

    If NoBama had some muslim sons…

  • superlloyd

    Moderate muslims showing their tolerance.

  • Incidentally, “Pockeystahn,” as Barack Obama calls it, has the world’s highest rage of consanguinity.

    • propagandaoftruth

      I bet the smell there was impeccable.

      • B Baker

        Iraq has a smell that was a cross between armpits, assholes, and oranges. So yeah I bet pakistan smells terrible but with indian aftertones.

    • Their literacy rate is 55%, putting them on about the same level as Haiti and Papua New Guinea.

      • RationaliseThis

        When the Japanese decided they wanted to rapidly industrialise they placed great emphasis on educating their women. One can’t have smart sons without smart mothers. The bulk of Retardistan will never realise this; a combination of low IQ and Islam, the perfect scat storm, makes this incomprehensible to all but the elite.

        In Japan Public education was provided for the Samurai, ordinary people taught the rudiments to their own children or joined together to hire a young teacher. By the 1860s, 40-50% of Japanese boys, and 15% of the girls, had some schooling outside the home. (Thus greatly exceeding present day Pakistan over 150 years latter). These rates were comparable to major European nations at the time (apart from Germany, which had compulsory schooling)

      • model1911

        And high school graduates in certain areas of Chicago,Baltimore………….

    • Speedy Steve

      Pakistan also has some fantastic statistics on pornography. They lead the world in watching bestiality. Check out this amazing site:

  • Luca

    They scream bloody murder and vow to destroy the West. Then they go home and fill out asylum-immigration applications.

    • Awaken The Heroes of Old

      How else will they get close enough to attack us?

  • I wish there was something we could do that would cause them to freak out even more. I regard their antics as free entertainment.

    • Charles Martel

      I still recall the riots when a rumor was circulated that a Koran had been flushed down the toilet at Gitmo. While anyone in a civilized country would immediately recognize this as impossible, the Pakistanis – being wholly unfamiliar with a toilet – ran amok. IIRC, 17 people were killed in the mayhem.

  • benvad

    That illegal country of Pakistan should never had been created. It’s a fictions he’ll hole pushed by Ahmaddiyas & the Aga Khan.

    • The Dude

      That secession was the best thing that ever happened to India.

      • Speedy Steve

        Not quite, there are many more mohammedans in India than there are in Pakistan.

        • The Dude

          I know, but there would’ve been a hell of a lot more if it weren’t for Pakistan’s secession. And if the Indian Muslims don’t feel at home in India, they can always move to da mudaland.

          • A lot of them did after the Partition. Lots of Hindus, Sikhs, Baha’i and Zoroastrians likewise moved to India.

  • The Dude

    Too close! The pictures are too close. The nearest I like to see Pakistanis and Afghans (especially the fundies) is through infrared images being nutralized afar by our glorious F-16s.

    The vids of them shagging donkeys can prove to be quite the entertainment too.

    • MBlanc46

      Cognac and a bacon sandwich.

  • The Dude

    Do these people seriously believe that if they protest in Pakistan, then it’s gonna have any impact on our blasphemy laws? Delusional.

  • dmxinc

    Why not bring 10 or 20 million of these protesters to France and England so they can let their anger be known in person?

    Seems to be the government plan.

    • MBlanc46

      They’re doing just that, a few thousands at a time.

  • Caucasoid88

    Cultural advancement…

    • RationaliseThis

      In the 11th century the bulk of Islam rejected reason entirely in favour of revelation due to the Iman Al-Ghazali’s treatise “the incoherence of the philosophers”. It’s been a down hill slide for them since then.

      robert Reilly writes about it, brilliantly, in “the closing of the muslim mind”. Christendom continue to hold reason as compatible with Christianity.

      • Germanic Depressive

        Read “God’s Battalions” it includes some good information on how the whole notion that the Muslim world used to be at the forefront of science is a complete myth.

        They conquered lands which were more culturally, scientifically, technologically, and philosophically advanced than they were, and for a time, in some cases, those things were allowed to continue on. In other instances they were squashed. In some instances they were allowed for a time, and then later squashed.

        Sometimes apparently they’d even give an Islamic name to a Christian, Jewish, or Zoroastrian thinker to help the process of claiming credit for their work.

        • RationaliseThis

          I’ve purchased every Rodney Stark book and Audio on my kindle. It’s worth reading Emmett Scott’s books “Mohammed & Charlmaigne Revisited” as well as his “Impact of Islam” Kemp has an excellent book in this area as well. I like Starks point that there were 72 water wheels on the Parisian Seine providing motive power by 950AD.

          Whereas Stark points out that there never was a “dark ages” i.e. European technological inferiority, something now widely accepted in professional circles, Scott approaches it from the point of view that a/ the “decline” that was the dark ages occured only 250 years after the collapse of Rome due to the impact of Islams Jihaads. The barbarian or Germanic kings and barons had in fact expanded trade and commerce, it just wasn’t centralised in the extractive city of Rome. b/ the “decline” occured not only in Europe but the Middle East under islamic conquest. c/ archeolgical evidence of an islamic golden age is mythical. All those mosques, hospitals, universities in Andalusia are literary embellishments.

          Starks books read well with Henry Kamans on the inquisition; it was in fact a relatively mild event grossly exaggerated essentially for political purposes (initially by Protestants, latter by leftists). Untill the holohype it fulfilled the roll of providing fuel for guilt mongering.

          The typical historian would appear to be a rancid leftist creature intent on damning western civilisation through the lense of history.

  • LeonNJ

    Do we really care about what people in Pakistan have to say about freedom of speech in the West?

    “The lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep.” – Tywin Lannister

    • RationaliseThis

      This is crying out for the use of anti personnel cluster munitions.

  • ImSigyn

    Socks with sandals…these people truly are barbarians.

    • IstvanIN

      Here in NJ these savages wear sandals in the winter.

    • Socks with sandals was de rigueur dress for lesbian, vegetarian libtard women in Santa Cruz when I was an undergrad there. So were nostril rings, and dressing as if they had received their clothes via a visit to the trash dumpster behind the Watsonville homeless shelter. Nothing quite like flopping around in filthy, waterlogged socks in the winter rains there, I guess.

      Maybe the Daily Mail attached the wrong photo, and Abdul & Co. were really protesting against the hideous clothing white racists apparently make them wear. I’d be a bit peeved if that was all I had in the bedroom closet. The wounded cameraman and the fellow helping him appear to have hogged all the reasonable clothing there, which might explain the shooting. Could this also be Charlie Hebdo’s fault?

  • Speedy Steve

    You’re too kind. Pakistanis are into bestiality and paedophilia. How appropriate!