“I Am Charlie”: Charlie Hebdo Releases 3 Million Copies Of Magazine With Mohammed Cartoon On Cover

707192-une-charlie-png.jpgThe first issue by Charlie Hebdo will hit the streets today with a cover featuring a cartoon of Mohammed in defiance of Muslim extremists. The magazine will be offered “in 16 languages” for readers around the world and many are lining up to buy it to show solidarity with the magazine and free speech values after the massacre of 12 innocent people at the magazine.

The printing of 3 million is presumably a record for the magazine which often printed 60,000 copies a week, selling 30,000.

On the cover, Muhammad is shown with a tear streaming down his cheek, and holding a sign: “Je Suis Charlie” — “I Am Charlie.” Overhead is the phrase “Tout est pardonne”, or “All is forgiven.” The cover was drawn by cartoonist Rénald Luzier, known professionally as “Luz”.

The mass printing could trigger more worldwide protests in a confrontation between Muslim fundamentalists and free speech advocates.

Source: Yahoo

127 thoughts on ““I Am Charlie”: Charlie Hebdo Releases 3 Million Copies Of Magazine With Mohammed Cartoon On Cover”

  1. MSNBC Said – Hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough both agreed with the network’s decision. “There are certain cartoons that are offensive — that have vulgar tinges to them — and I don’t see the need to show them to anybody,” Brezezinski said. “I really don’t.”

    Well la de da I guess that anyone that airs them are terrorists. lolol or better yet – how about they are using a low level psychological defense mechanism and they are “afraid” of terrorists if they post them and its Nothing To Do with respect.

  2. Jeez

    OK, take a break and listen to Charles Trenet. Understand I Zoi, Greek for There’s life or my life. Listen to the stuff that makes it through.

  3. HEY CHARLIE

    “FREE SPEECH ain’t really FREE”

    “MILLIONS of PEOPLE have perished in pursuit of FREE SPEECH”

    ZIONIST JEWS need to STOP EFFIN with the MUSLIMS who are SICK TIRED or their ZIONIST BULLHYT!

    JEWS make up .02% of the entire WORLD’s POPULATION, yet they OWN, OPERATE and CONTROL 96% of the AMERICAN MAINSTREAM MEDIA and 98% of the entire WORLD’s MAINSTREAM MEDIA OUTLETS!

    SPLC

    ADL

    ACLU

    NAACP

    JDL

    ABC

    NBC

    CBS

    CNN

    MSNBC

    FOX JEWS NETWORK

    NEW YORK TIMES

    HUFFINGTON POST

    LOS ANGELES TIMES

    WASHINGTON POST

    BILL MAHER

    JON STEWART

    ZIONISM is not CUTE, ZIONISM is not FUNY and ZIONIST MUSLIM HUMOR can be very DEADLY!

    ZIONIST JEWS are the most HATED RACE of PEOPLE on PLANET EARTH!

    ZIONSITS deny ALLAH, just as they continue to deny BUDDA and JESUS CHRIST: http://www.aol.com/article/2015/01/13/defiant-charlie-hebdo-fronts-muhammad-drawing-more-threats/21129190/?cps=gravity_1967_733441851231194419

    NATIONAL ASSOCIATION for the ADVANCEMENT of WHITE PEOPLE – 2015

  4. Looking into the near future I wonder if France is going to take military action in Yemen against AQAP.

    One aspect that has not been addressed here is the misconception that the French internal security system (from a physical standpoint) is weak and ineffective. On the contrary their system of mobilization is far more advanced than ours.

    A trade off cost for ours is in the US we have a patchwork of local, state, and federal agencies that are only beginning presently to make progress toward operational integration but it is far from ideal. Our system is designed in a way that works better to prevent concentrations of power and detachment from the citizens and voters and because of this it is rather fractured when dealing with immediate deployments.

    France has a National Police force and a National Gendarmerie that can put tens of thousands of law enforcement and counter terrorist and counter assault troops together in a day or two.

    So I would not go so far as to say the French are weak and incapable.

  5. Back to this stuff regarding free speech and religion. There are some interesting articles in the WaPo today regarding a Cardinal Burke and French Muslims. Burke is a joke. We call him a joke. When he speaks he is a joke. The Pope demoted him. He was free to make a fool of himself but it has nothing to do with Jesus or Mary, or for that matter the Easter Bunny. As distasteful or reverent his words are they are out there for us all to hear and on which to form opinions.

    The Muslims, interviewed in the cauldrons of dissent, the HLMs of the banlieu of Paris, came part way across the centuries to today and the future by stating that they did not condone the murders in Paris but they do not condone the blasphemy either.

    For me, religion is a personal thing, a power thing, but mostly both. If Islam is so great, then what the f*^k do they care what a disgusting rag like Charlie Hebdo says, and it is a disgusting rag. I used to peruse Hari Kari when I lived there and its point is to insult to sell copies. Charlie Hebdo is a level below yelling fire in an crowded theatre. The greatest achievement Christianity has made is to survive the persecution by the enlightened. The religion is founded on contradictions, power, hate, love, etc. It has evolved and may slip into obscurity doing less and less harm as people understand more and more that it’s about the people who make up these stories and not the stories.

    So, Charlie Hebdo is a necessary evil and one that has a place on the right side of the equation. Islam has a place on both sides. The wrong side of the equation is the weak, paranoid, self doubting, get them before they get us, side. The right side for Islam is strength, strength through ignoring narcissists like Charlie Hebdo. Most of the Jews have evolved to that point where religion is personal and communal. There are some extremists left but for the most part Jews work, love, live life, and take part in their religion in the most balanced way. They don’t shove it down the throats of others. Perhaps that’s what pisses off most of the other religions.

    Whatever, F*^k the extreme positions in this world and power to the middle. I am grateful for the countries like France, Great Britain, Canada, the United States, Norway, etc that still wrestle with this stuff and maintain an anchor in the future. There are no good old days. These are the best days ever.

    One thing to reflect upon is the human capacity to fool oneself. The greatest foolers of theirselves today, at this moment are the Muslims. There are lots in second and third place, however.

  6. Hmmm. Attacks on others on the blog rather than addressing the issues or discussing them. No two are alike on this blog. Oh, some like to pal up or whatnot but the rock throwing is odd. Nick: What is a hoser?

  7. You did the right thing. You posted the title cover.
    We all should plaster the internet with those cartoons. That’s the right answer to these 7th century barbarians.
    I posted some of them on my blog as well.
    Whether they are offensive or not is not the point.
    You can’t have free speech without someone somewhere being offended.
    If we were only saying what is not offensive we might just as well kiss good bye to freedom of speech which made Western civilization so great.
    Anyone who thinks that these barbarians will leave us alone if we are nice and stop ‘offending’ them is sadly mistaken.
    Giving in to their demands would only tell them that violence works and would only result in more violence to enforce further demands.
    Anyway those terror attacks are only an episode in a war that has been going on for a long time and that will not end anytime soon unless we all become muslims or we fight back decisively. To the islamic terrorists It doesn’t matter what we say or do. They have a plan and they are implmenting it step by step.
    You don’t have to take my word for it.
    Germany’s biggest news magazine “Der Spiegel” published in the year 2005 Al Qaeda’s seven step plan for the caliphate.
    The amazing thing is that they planned for the collapse of the Arab regimes in the years 2010 to 2013 and the declaration of the islamic state in the years2013 to 2016.
    That’s exactly what happened. The “Arab Spring” began in 2010 and the islamic state was declared in 2014. Next in their plan is “total confrontation”.

    The Future of Terrorism: What al-Qaida Really Wants:

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/the-future-of-terrorism-what-al-qaida-really-wants-a-369448.html

  8. Haz, “sniveling” is kind. Those were some dark days over there, my friend.

  9. I appreciate that JT published the cover of the next Charlie Hedbo on his blog. Some other notable lawprof bloggers have done likewise. But not all, and the sniveling excuse making is a thing to behold.

  10. Lame, very lame.. Barkin is the guy who never leaves the party and everyone tries to avoid. He and the hoser do make a nice couple, though.

Comments are closed.