Charlie Hebdo has again taken a bold step of publishing the Muhammad’s cartoon in its print and online editions.
By Rakesh Raman
After over a week of suspension, the French magazine Charlie Hebdo’s website has gone live again today. The site was pulled down by the company when its 12 people were killed in a terrorist attack last week, Wednesday.
Although the editorial content is not available on the site, the magazine has put some sales messages along with links to download its mobile app.
Plus, it has put the cover of its print edition on the website. Prophet Muhammad appears on the cover carrying a placard that says Je Suis Charlie (I Am Charlie) along with the message: Tout Est Pardonné (All Is Forgiven).
[ Cost of the Freedom of Expression: Death ]
Terrorists who attacked Charlie Hebdo office reportedly belonged to an affiliate outfit of the al-Qaeda terror organization. They had killed the artists of the magazine because they had lampooned Prophet Muhammad in their caricatures.
However, the magazine has again taken a bold step of publishing the Muhammad’s cartoon in its print and online editions.
It’s believed that since Islam prohibits idol worship, the religion doesn’t allow the depiction of Muhammad in any artificial form. As Charlie Hebdo (or Charlie Weekly) had put cartoons of Muhammad, the terrorists had murdered its staff.
The magazine released its print edition Wednesday with an increased print-run of three million copies, although its normal weekly production was 60,000.
By Rakesh Raman, the managing editor of RMN Company
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Photo courtesy: Charlie Hebdo