Rabat - Charlie Hebdo's Wednesday edition will reportedly feature cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Rabat – Charlie Hebdo’s Wednesday edition will reportedly feature cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
Richard Malka, the magazine’s lawyer, said that Charlie Hebdo’s next edition will “naturally” contain drawings of the Prophet Mohammed.
“We will not give up, otherwise all of this will not have any sense,” Malka said in an interview with France Info radio on Monday.
“The spirit of Charlie is the right to blasphemy,” he added.
The special issue will also be offered in “16 languages” for readers around the world, one of Charlie Hebdo’s columnists, Patrick Pelloux, was quoted by Agence France Press (AFP) as saying.
The Wednesday edition will print a million copies, instead of the usual 60,000.
Referring to the “Je Suis Charlie” slogans, Malka said “A Je Suis Charlie banner means you have the right to criticize religion, because it’s not serious.”
“No one has the right to criticize a Jew because he is a Jew, a Muslim because he is a Muslim, a Christian because he is a Christian. But you can say anything you want, including the worst things, and we do say them about Christianity, Judaism and Islam, because beyond all of the beautiful slogans, that’s the reality of Charlie Hebdo,” he added.
According to Le Figaro, a million Euros has been donated by the French government in order keep the magazine going.
The three days of mayhem in France resulted in the deaths of 17 people in addition to the three attackers, brothers Cherif and Said Kouachi and Amedy Coulibaly.