Three Million Copies of Charlie Hebdo to Feature Mohammed Cartoons

Yahoo! News, January 12, 2015

This week’s three million copies of Charlie Hebdo, the first post-attack issue of the French satirical weekly, will defiantly feature caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed, its lawyer said Monday.

The special issue, 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.

The two gunmen who slaughtered 12 people in their attack on Charlie Hebdo’s offices last Wednesday, including five of its top cartoonists and three other staff members, claimed as they left the scene that they had “avenged the Prophet Mohammed”.

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The original paper printed at 60,000 copies a week, selling 30,000.

With their headquarters still a crime scene, remaining staff are working out of the offices of daily newspaper Liberation with equipment loaned by the Le Monde daily and cash handed out by other French and even foreign media.

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With the attacks the magazine has become a national symbol of free speech. Huge crowds, including 1.5 million in Paris in the biggest rally in French history, took to the streets Sunday, many carrying signs saying: “Je suis Charlie”.

Hebdo

“Everything is forgiven.” “I am Charlie.”

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  • james AZ

    SEND them to Middle East area . They will be happy to read good one…

  • Reynardine

    I was hoping for a resurgence of Francophilia and an eye towards ethnonationalism.

    What we got instead was a bunch of mentally deficients marching because someone took away the dirty comic books mommy wouldn’t let them read.

    • propagandaoftruth

      Yes, but I’m sure not all those marching are so blind. I’d be there with a “Je suis Charlie Martel” placard looking for like minded people.

      They are just awakening from a false dream to a stark nightmare. Give them a little time and wait for the next shoe to drop.

      It is inevitable that more muzzie violence is coming. With each bloodbath, a few more will awaken.

      Whoever said freedom is maintainable without sacrifice?

  • [Guest]

    Je ne suis pas Charlie.

    • dd121

      You do mean Charles Martel?

  • dd121

    You’ve already ceded them access to your country!!!

  • Easyrhino

    Journalist Christopher Dickey points out, Muslims wonder why insulting the Prophet is a protected freedom in France, while denying the Holocaust can get you a prison term.

    • DD-762

      I wonder if the management of this Charlie Hebdo is of a certain ethnicity…and I do not mean French.

      • Speedy Steve

        Hibou bijou joujou … Ils qui sont bapitsee aux secateurs!

      • Spikeygrrl

        Another cowardly anti-Semite. Yay. /sarc

    • JohnEngelman

      I would like for the backlash against Islam to lead to a revival of Christianity. I fear it will lead to an increase in militant atheism.

      • Ellis Kurtz

        What you call “atheism” is just a refusal to believe supernatural nonsense, an evidence-based understanding of the world.

      • meanqueen

        I used to feel as you do but there’s too much stupid forgiveness in Christianity. I no longer view it as a safe religion either. I share your fear of militant atheism, though. Don’t know what the answer is. Maybe Christians who aren’t stupid?

        • JohnEngelman

          I am most comfortable with conventional Christians who go to church and live good lives. I have never known a bad person who was like that.

          • meanqueen

            JohnEngelman, Christianity has the potential to also get out of hand, by either being too strident and overbearing, or by being too lenient and “what would Jesus do” forgiving. If we’re talking about sensible Christians, then I’m with you, absolutely. It’s probably the best choice if one has to choose a religion.

          • Robert Smith

            Atheists can get quite of of hand too. The 20th century is a testament to that.

          • meanqueen

            No argument with you on that.

        • jayvbellis

          There are many options, not just pacifist Christianity, Evangelical Christian Zionism.

          Hellenism worked very well for a long time.

          And….

          Mighty Thor never turned the other cheek.

          • meanqueen

            Thanks – “pacifist Christianity” was what I was thinking of and what I don’t like. Traditional Christians willing to stand up and fight for what’s right are okay by me.

        • Robert Smith

          Christian insanity is just part of the whole. It’s being done to all. Some atheists get it. Some Christians get it. I’m sure some Muslims get it. We are all under attack. But, it’s not a conspiracy. It’s coincidence.

        • Ellis Kurtz

          Forgiveness of sin, aka salvation, is at the heart of Christianity. If not, what is the significance of the crucifixion? Why is the cross Christianity’s universal symbol?

          • meanqueen

            There has to be some common sense applied here though. You don’t forgive people as they are coming to kill you. You fight back to save your life and your loved ones and your country. Forgiveness may be a central Christian tenet but the Christianity that I grew up in didn’t allow “forgiveness” to cause danger to innocents as it does now. There has been a definite bastardization of the concept. That’s what I’m speaking about.

          • Ellis Kurtz

            Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away. Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven…

            Matthew 5

          • meanqueen

            That is not the sum total of the New Testament. That is one passage. Jesus was not a pacifist.

          • meanqueen

            ” . . . and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” Luke 22:36

            There are numerous verses in the NT that support the assertion that Jesus was not a pacifist; furthermore, Jesus did not disregard OT teachings, and there is certainly plenty in those scriptures about war and self defense. Lastly, a strike on the right cheek was considered an insult, not a threatening assault. The verses you quoted are more about being slow to anger with one’s brethren. They are not a directive to roll over and surrender to evil.

        • Spikeygrrl

          Maybe atheists/agnostics who are not militant about it and frequently side with religionists on moral issues?

          • Ellis Kurtz

            “Religionists”, as you call them, often do not agree with each other on moral issues. Around 80% of Catholics in the US find contraception “morally acceptable”. Obviously they have significant differences with the 20% who don’t (which no doubt includes the Pope). The US Episcopal church is divided into it traditional wing and a loopy new age variant. The two have any number of things to argue about.
            The problem for believers is not “militant” atheism, whatever that is, but informed atheism, that leads believers to question their beliefs.

          • Spikeygrrl

            Maybe if you’d read the post I was responding to, your response to me would not have been 100% irrelevant.

            (Hey, a girl can dream.)

          • Ellis Kurtz

            My response wasn’t to you particularly. You flatter yourself. I was making a more general point, using your post as a starting point.

          • Spikeygrrl

            General away, just leave me out of it.

          • Ellis Kurtz

            I can’t understand what you are getting so snotty about, Spikeygrrl. Have I insulted you?

    • Speedy Steve

      Charlie Weekly also stuck it to the English, Marine Le Pen, Front National, Catholics, right-wingers. Pretty much anybody who didn’t agree with them 100%.

  • Ellis Kurtz

    Ironically, this infantile magazine attacked the “far right” party of Marine le Pen, whose policies, if enacted, would have prevented their deaths.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    I met a French woman today whom I met a while back and we began talking. She had just come from Paris after visting her family for Christimas with her American husband and American born kids. She was surprised that I supported Marie la Penn. She said that La Penn is a big racist and is very right wing and worse than the Ku Kluxers.. She also said that Marie wanted to get rid of DIE-versity and make France a place only for Christianity and French people and there is no need to make France a place for French people like it was 100 years ago. She loved how DIE-verse France is and also how nice it is to have many sub cultures.
    I was glad that she did not side with the terrorists, but from the way she was praising DIE-versity, I thought she would be on the side of the muslim terrorists. She made it clear to me that she did not like French nationalism and she put foreigners before her own people. She thought Hollande is a good president even though he is a socialist and much better than Marie La Penn.No wonder you cannot fix stupid.

    • LHathaway

      Where exactly in the US does she live, Montana or somewhere within a gated community? Her husband really seems to have calmed her down. . . . She seems quite content. But she won’t think it’s great when the right in France team up with Muslim immigrants. I’ll bet then she notices Islam is a threat, but it will be too late for her by then.

      • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

        She lives in the South where there are lots of negros,latins and other races. She even goes to a liberal church that promotes DIE-versity and gay rights even though other churches do not support these rights. Why will the right join the muslims? Don’t you mean the left?

        • LHathaway

          Eh, I say all kinds of crazy things. As my old age approaches, I find I don’t even remember what I’ve said. Oh, the political right and the Muslims could team-up in France. It’s well within the realm of possibilities. Well within the realm. The intelligentsia may not have imported the voters/votes they think they have.

  • LHathaway

    At least their words live on . . . ?

  • meanqueen

    Have you seen the new cartoon, or have you seen the interview with the member of Hebdo, explaining exactly what the cartoon means so that there can be no doubt? While he blubbered and bawled, he explained that Mo is crying for the killing done in his name, and that the “All is Forgiven” refers to the victims’ sentiments toward the killers. I don’t know what kind of hallucinative denial these leftists are experiencing, but essentially, Islamic terror has won. The remaining members of Hebdo are terrified out of their minds and are trying to accomplish two things at once: 1) pretend they still have some journalistic courage by printing a cartoon of Mo, 2) appeal for mercy from the Islamists by communicating “we forgive you for slaughtering us – hugs?” The left is DERANGED and the sooner they can be put out of their misery, the better.

    • meanqueen

      Oh, I see the cartoon image is in the article above – I didn’t scroll all the way down first. Well, folks, this is not a rebellious, in-your-face reaction to the murders. This is a pathetic capitulation.

    • OS-Q

      Thanks for this. I was wondering about the meaning and I thought it was them mocking the #jesuischarlie bandwagon. How disappointing.

    • Ellis Kurtz

      The left is DERANGED and the sooner they can be put out of their misery, the better.

      The problem is, thanks to their barking mad immigration policies, it is entirely possible that we will be put out of our misery by Muslim violence. In this sense (and this sense alone) we are all “Charlie”, whether we like it or not. Muslim violence cannot be stopped by a bunch of world leaders parading around for half an hour on a Paris street.

    • Spikeygrrl

      “…the sooner they can be put out of their misery, the better.”

      “…the sooner they can be put out of their OUR misery, the better.
      There, fixed it.

  • Albert

    Mo is crying because of the killing being done in his name? I could understand this cartoon if it were Jesus on the cross weeping, but Mo and his religion were all about conversion at the edge of a sword.

  • jayvbellis

    “Behead those who say. Islam is violent”

    “Torture and slaughter those who say Muslims can’t take a joke”

    “Support Israel, the homeland of the Jews… Maybe it’s time to go home”

  • ElComadreja

    Not a single publication in the US or Canada would have the guts to mock Islam. I’ll give them props for that.