The Head of the European Parliament’s Press Service has tweeted that the shooting of staff at the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine might not have been committed by Muslims.
Marjory Van Den Broeke took to her twitter account to say that “if she wanted to frame smone (someone) I would [shout ‘Allahu Akbar’]” referring to the video released of the gunmen.
Her tweet has caused outrage and she has tried to backtrack, saying her tweet was misinterpreted:
Regret my call to wait for real knowledge on killers was taken wrong way. So deleted.
— M van den Broeke (@mvandenbroeke) January 7, 2015
Meanwhile, hate preacher Anjem Choudary has tried to compare the murders with people inciting violence and hatred.
If freedom of expression can be sacrificed for criminalising incitement & hatred, Why not for insulting the Prophet of Allah? #ParisShooting
— Anjem Choudary (@anjemchoudary) January 7, 2015