The surviving staff of French magazine Charlie Hebdo are to print an unprecedented three million copies of its upcoming issue.
According to the newspaper Liberation, which loaned out office space to the satirical weekly, whose workforce was decimated at the beginning of three days of terror attacks in Paris last Wednesday, the run will be published tomorrow.
Late yesterday, Liberation posted an image of the Charlie Hebdo’s next cover. It featured a cartoon of a bearded man in a turban with a tear streaming down his cheek, and holding a sign: “Je Suis Charlie” – “I Am Charlie.”
Above it was the phrase: “All is forgiven.”
French media interpreted that as meaning Muhammad is forgiving the cartoonists for lampooning him.
A total of 17 victims and all three gunmen died in three days of bloodshed at the magazine offices, a printing works and a kosher supermarket.