Paris(AFP): The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of its first issue since the attack that killed 12 people at its office in Paris.
The newspaper Liberation hosted Charlie Hebdo staff as they prepared the new issue and is handling its special 1 million-copy print run in numerous languages.
Liberation published the Charlie Hebdo cover online late on Monday night, showing a man in a white turban it says represents the Prophet. He is holding a sign reading “Je suis Charlie” (“I am Charlie“) and with a title reading “Tout est Pardonne” (“All is Forgiven“), which French media interpreted as meaning Mohammed is forgiving the cartoonists for lampooning him.
Earlier on Monday, Charlie Hebdo lawyer Richard Malka told a French radio that the new issue would “obviously” feature cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.