Charlie Hebdo Editor: Faith Should Stay Out of Politics

The chief editor of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo defended the publication's controversial depictions of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, saying it lampoons religious figures only when faith gets "entangled" in the political world. "We do not attack religion, but we do when it gets involved in politics," Gerard Biard said in an interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. "If God becomes entangled in politics, then democracy is in danger," Biard said through a translator in his first interview with an American television network since his magazine was attacked by Islamist terrorists. The attack on Jan. 7 killed 12 people, including staff members. Biard had been traveling when two gunmen opened fire on staff and police at the magazine's offices in Paris.

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