Jordan's queen hits back at Charlie Hebdo over cartoon of drowned Syria boy Aylan Kurdi

Jordan's Queen Rania has hit back at a cartoon in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo depicting drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as a grown-up committing sexual harassment in Germany. 

AFP| Last Updated: Jan 17, 2016, 16:56 PM IST
Jordan's queen hits back at Charlie Hebdo over cartoon of drowned Syria boy Aylan Kurdi

Amman: Jordan's Queen Rania has hit back at a cartoon in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo depicting drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi as a grown-up committing sexual harassment in Germany. 

The cartoon shows a pervert chasing a woman, with the caption asking: "What would have become of small Aylan if he grew up?" 

It refers to the multiple acts of sexual assault blamed on migrants on New Year's Eve. 

In response Queen Rania posted a cartoon on Facebook and Twitter by Jordan's Osama Hajjaj depicting the little boy lying face down on the beach alongside an older child with a backpack and finally a doctor. 

The queen added the caption: "Aylan could've been a doctor, a teacher, a loving parent." 

The Charlie Hebdo drawing has triggered sharp criticism on social networks while Aylan's relatives in Canada expressed "disgust". 

The magazine, contacted Thursday by AFP, declined to comment.