Earlier today, the attorney representing French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo announced that, “obviously,” Muhammad would be depicted as a cartoon on the cover of the magazine this week. In the first issue since radical Islamists killed 12 in retaliation for previous Muhammad illustrations, Muhammad appears on the cover holding a sign that reads, “I am Charlie.”
Muhammad appears to shed a tear while holding the sign, and above him a sign reads, “All is Forgiven.”
The French publication Liberation reports that the remaining employees at Charlie Hebdo have announced that the latest issue is complete, and released the cover tonight. Given the destruction in the Charlie Hebdo offices following the terrorist attack, Liberation hosted the staff at their offices, where, the publication reports, work was completed around 9:30 PM local Paris time. The artist is identified as one “Luz.”
The latest edition of Charlie Hebdo will be on newsstands on Wednesday, “just like every week,” Liberation announced.