Monday, January 12, 2015
New Mohammed Cartoon by Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo reveals New Mohammed Cartoon
The frontpage of the upcoming "survivors" edition of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo shows a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed holding up a "Je suis Charlie" sign under the words: "All is forgiven".
The frontpage was released to media ahead of the magazine's publication on Wednesday, its first issue since an attack on the weekly's Paris offices last week left 12 people dead, including several cartoonists. It also shows Mohammed with a tear in his eye.
The special edition will have a print run of three million copies instead of the usual 60,000. This week's three million copies of Charlie Hebdo, to come out on Wednesday, will also be offered "in 16 languages" for readers around the world, one of its columnists, Patrick Pelloux, said.
Charlie Hebdo's lawyer, Richard Malka, told French radio the upcoming publication will "obviously" lampoon Mohammed -- among other figures -- to show staff will "cede nothing" to extremists seeking to silence them.
Charlie Hebdo had been sliding towards bankruptcy before the attack against it. But since gaining worldwide notoriety in the past few days, it has won pledges of support from the French government and media groups.