- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 8, 2015

The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo stood defiantly Thursday against radical Islam, announcing that it will publish its new issue next week following a brutal terror attack at its Paris headquarters.

“It’s very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win,” columnist Patrick Pelloux told Agence France-Presse.

Nine journalists were among the 12 killed Wednesday when two masked gunmen opened fire in the offices for the magazine, which has satirized the Muslim prophet Muhammad in the past. During the attack, witnesses described hearing the gunmen shout “Allahu akbar,” or “Allah is greatest,” and “We have avenged the prophet.”

The magazine’s first issue since the attack will have a print run of one million copies, compared with its usual 60,000 a week, and will be half its usual length at eight pages long, BBC News reported.

A number of French officials and editors at other news outlets have said they would aid the continued publication of Charlie Hebdo, potentially through financial and technological support, CNN reported.


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