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Controversial magazine Charlie Hebdo, which suffered a terrorist attack in 2015, stirred controversy with its coverage of Tariq Ramadan, with a headline that associated him with the Sixth Pillar of Islam.
There are only five main pillars of Islam. Jihad is sometimes referred to as the sixth pillar of Islam, though it occupies no such official status. In Twelver Shi'a Islam, however, jihad is one of the ten Practices of the Religion.
Henry Samuel (2017-11-06). "Charlie Hebdo receives death threats over Tariq Ramadan front page". The Telegraph (UK). Paris. Retrieved 2019-05-09.
The provocative magazine, which suffered a deadly jihadist attack in January 2015 after publishing cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, depicted Ramadan its edition last Wednesday in an explicit pose, with the caption: 'I am the sixth pillar of Islam.'
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