This Week’s Edition of Charlie Hebdo Will Include Mohammed Cartoons

French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's publisher, known only as Charb, presents to journalists, on September 19, 2012 in Paris, at the headquarters, the last issue which features on the front cover a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2". Inside pages contain several cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammed. The magazine's decision to publish the cartoons came against a background of unrest across the Islamic world over a crude US-made film that mocks Mohammed and portrays Muslims as gratuitously violent. The title refers to "Intouchables", a 2012 French movie, the most seen French movie abroad, which is selected to represent France for the Oscars nominees, according to one of his directors, Eric Toledano. AFP PHOTO FRED DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/GettyImages)
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Wednesday’s edition of Charlie Hebdo will feature cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the publication’s lawyer Richard Malko said on French radio. Writes the AFP, Charlie Hebdo “will ‘obviously’ lampoon Mohammed — among other figures — to show staff will ‘cede nothing’ to extremists seeking to silence them.” The special edition will run in 16 languages and, thanks to a donation from Google, print one million copies.

New Charlie Hebdo to Include Mohammed Cartoons