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Is Shooting Linked to Novel of France Under Islamic Rule?

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The deadly attack at a French satirical magazine today coincided with the release of a controversial book depicting a France led by an Islamic party and a Muslim president who bans women from the workplace.

The sixth novel by award-winning French author Michel Houellebecq, called “Submission,” plays on fears that western societies are being inundated by the influence of Islam. While French authorities haven’t linked the murders at Charlie Hebdo to Islamists, witnesses cited by Europe 1 radio and Agence France-Presse as saying that two hooded people entered the offices of the magazine, shooting at random and shouting “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great” in Arabic.