Charlie Hebdo uses crying Prophet Mohammed on first cover since attack

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has unveiled its first cover since the attack on its offices last week which left 12 people, including 10 members of staff, dead.

The cover features an image of the Prophet Mohammed crying and holding a sign saying “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie), a slogan which became a global tribute to the victims, with a headline “Toute est pardonne” (All is forgiven).

The magazine, which normally prints 60,000 copies, is set for a print run of a million and will sell copies outside of France.

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Last week’s attack by Islamic extremists are believed to have been triggered by previous cartoons the magazine ran portraying the Prophet, an act which Muslims consider blasphemous.

Editor Stéphane Charbonnier and prominent cartoonists Cabu and Wolinski were among those murdered in the violence.


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