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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Wednesday's Charlie Hebdo: A million copies and more Mohammed cartoons

Charlie Hebdo is publishing a new magazine on Wednesday. More than one million copies will be distributed (I think I saw somewhere that their normal run is 45,000) and it will feature cartoons of Mohammed (Hat Tip: Memeorandum).
The next edition of Charlie Hebdo, out on Wednesday with a million-copy print run, will "naturally" contain cartoons of Prophet Mohammed, along with jibes against politicians and religions across the board, said the stricken weekly's lawyer.
Richard Malka was among the first to call for the magazine to continue functioning after nine of its contributors, including famed cartoonists Cabu and Wolinski and its publishing director, Charb, were gunned down last Wednesday by Chérif and Saïd Kouachi.
When asked whether that meant more cartoons of Mohammed, which have been a regular feature in the magazine until last Wednesday's attack, he replied: "Naturally."
"We will not give in otherwise all this won't have meant anything," he told France Info radio on Monday, which broadcast from the magazine's heavily guarded temporary offices at Libération newspaper.
"Humour without self-deprecation isn't humour. We mock ourselves, politicians, religions, it's a state of mind you need to have." 
"The Charlie state of mind is the right to blaspheme," he went on. 
The magazine will be translated into 16 languages. Wow. 

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