A week after attack, Charlie Hebdo publishes new issue with Prophet Muhammad on cover

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A week after a terrorist attack kills eight of its journalists and four others, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo released a new issue showing Prophet Muhammad weeping while holding a board saying “Je suis Charlie”. Over the Prophet’s cartoon is written “Tout est pardonne” (“All is forgiven”).

The attack on the magazine’s office in Paris by Islamist gunmen is believed to have been triggered by previous controversial cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad which the magazine had published.

The magazine printed an unprecedented three million copies of the latest issue, a large number of which was sold out soon after. Normally, only 60,000 copies are published every week. The high demand for the current issue could be linked to the fact that all proceeds would go to the victim’s families.

An editorial published in the latest issue says that the magazine thanks all the people who had participated in the movement declaring themselves Charlie. The issue will be published in six languages, available online and/or in print.

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