Pictures of today’s issue of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo are leaking online.
Some outlets reported that hundreds of copies of the magazine were sold in the first few minutes of going on sale by customers eager to show support for free speech following the attack. The much-sought issue was released this morning to queues of people in France, as people grappled for a copy of the 5 million prints to support free speech.
Some were sold out within minutes.
Around the word, copies are hard to come by and many people want to see what’s inside.
Here are photos of some the cartoons. We will update as more become available.
In the first cartoon, the drawing shows what can be assumed to be the two terrorists who committed the initial Charlie Hebdo attack dressed in black. In it they are discussing the seventy-two virgins promised to them in the afterlife in Islam.
It roughly translates to, “Where are the 70 virgins?” “They’re with the Charlie team, losers!”
The other cartoons next to them are by the five cartoonists who were killed in the attack, including Georges Wolinski, Jean Cabut, Stephane Charbonnier (AKA Charb), Bernard Verlhac (AKA Tignous), and Philippe Honoré (AKA Honoré).
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