Charlie Hebdo will not be silenced by terror attacks.
The satirical magazine that was the site of the Paris Terror attack where 12 people were killed, including four of their own cartoonists, will publish an issue this week at an estimated record three million copies.
To put that into perspective, the publication generally publishes 60,000 copies on a regular week.
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It was originally believed that the magazine would sell about a million copies this week, however the increase in copies comes from the outpouring of support from around the world following the jihadist attack.
The cover (above) shows the prophet Muhammad shedding a single tear, holding the now infamous Je Suis Charlie sign and at the top it says "All Is Forgiven" in French.
If you're wondering whether or not that means Muhammad is forgiving Charlie Hebdo, or if it's the other way around… well, that's ultimately up to you. But if it's up to Hebdo's Editor-in-chief Gérard Biard:
"It is we who forgive, not Muhammad."
Charlie Hebdo's decision to run the magazine with Muhammad cartoons was "naturally" going to happen, according to their lawyer.
In addition to printing so many copies, the issue will be available for the first time EVER in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Plus, the issue will be available for eight weeks. Will YOU be buying a copy? What are your thoughts on the cover??
[Image via Libération.]
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