Charlie Hebdo editor: 'Attack against freedom itself'

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The offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have been destroyed in a petrol bomb attack, a day after the publication named the Prophet Muhammad as its "editor-in-chief" for its next issue.

The magazine's editor-in-chief, Stephane Charbonnier, said the incident was an attack against freedom itself and an act by "idiot extremists" not representative of France's Muslim population.

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