Remaining defiant, Charlie Hebdo released their first magazine cover since a group of terrorists stormed their office and murdered 12 people.
For the first time since the Jan. 7 massacre that left 12 people dead in Paris, France, Charlie Hebdo has released the first-look at their new issue. This is the first new magazine that will be printed after terrorists dressed in all-black shot and killed numerous employees inside their working offices. At least 3 million copies of this issue will be printed in 16 different languages.
Charlie Hebdo’s First Cover Issue After Terrorist Attack
This is truly a bold statement made by Charlie Hebdo, who has received the support of millions all over the world after cowardly terrorists murdered 12 people in “retaliation” for anti-Islam cartoons published by the magazine.
The cover is green, and depicts the Prophet Mohammed holding a sign that says, “Je Suis Charlie,” which in French means, “I am Charlie.” He is even shedding a tear.
“Je Suis Charlie” has become a worldwide catchphrase in support of the magazine, the lives they lost, and, most of all, freedom of speech.
Above the cartoon drawing is the phrase “tout es pardonne” which translates to “all is forgiven.”
The magazine, which will be released on Wednesday, Jan. 14, will be published in 16 languages, and they plan to print over 3 million copies for international distribution.
A shooting survivor, Charlie Hebdo‘s Zineb El Rhazoui, explained that the cover was their way of forgiving the terrorists who killed her co-workers. Employees of the magazine hope to urge Muslims to accept humor and satire, reports The Guardian.
Our thoughts remain with the Charlie Hebdo survivors, victims, and people of Paris. Je Suis Charlie.
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— Lauren Cox