Charlie Hebdo’s New Issue Will Include Muhammad Cartoons

Mousse/Sipa USA

The first edition of satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo to be published since its offices were attacked by terrorists Wednesday will feature its cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, according to its attorney.

Richard Malka told French radio station France Info that the caricatures will appear in the one-million-copy print run due out Wednesday.

“We will not give in. The spirit of ‘I am Charlie’ means the right to blaspheme,” Malka said, as quoted by Reuters.

He added that the front page would be released Monday night.

American news outlets wrestled with whether or not to republish Charlie Hebdo’s disputed cartoons in the wake of the terror attacks. The Associated Press, CNN and the New York Daily News, among others, either stopped distributing images showing the cartoons or blurred them out in favor of verbal descriptions of the caricatures. Other outlets including Gawker republished the uncensored cartoons.

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