‘Charlie Hebdo’ Lives On: 1 Million Copies Of The Newspaper Will Print Next Week

Yesterday the world was shocked when French Satircal newspaper Charlie Hebdo was viciously attacked by terrorists affiliated with al Qaeda, killing 12 of their employees (including Chief Cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier, who went by the pen name “Charb”) and wounding 11 more. Today however, amidst the anger there is some amazingly good news to come from this attack. The paper Charlie Hebdo will continue publishing their paper starting with 1 million copies.

An official statement was released by Radio France, Le Monde and France Televisions saying that the paper will not be silenced and will continue as strong

as ever. 

The French statement reads:

“Faced with horror, Radio France, Le Monde and France Televisions announce they are willing to provide Charlie Hebdo and its team with as much human and material resources as necessary to ensure Charlie Hebdo continues to stand.

The three media groups invite all French media, which has been mobilized all morning, to join them in an effort to preserve the principles of independence, freedom of thought and freedom of speech — safeguards of democracy.”

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

I hope this is the biggest selling issue the paper has ever had.

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source: Huffington Post