Charlie Hebdo Prints Magazine Cover With Prophet Mohammed As Millions Of Copies Published

Charlie Hebdo

The Huffington Post UK

The Prophet Mohammed, with a tear in his eye, is on the front cover of the first Charlie Hebdo edition published since Islamic extremists killed 12 people at the satirical magazine’s offices in Paris.

French newspaper Libération published the Charlie Hebdo cover online late Monday night, ahead of the satirical magazine’s sale on Wednesday. The cartoon shows a bearded man in a white turban, ostensibly the Prophet, with a tear streaming down his cheek, and holding a sign reading “Je suis Charlie”. Overhead is the phrase: “Tout est Pardonne” – “All is Forgiven”.

Many newspapers in Europe and the United States have chosen to publish the magazine’s front cover, though only the Independent in Britain chose to print it. Speaking on the Radio 4 Today programme, London Mayor Boris Johnson said that the magazine had “no choice” but to publish a cartoon of the Muslim prophet.