Just short of their “special ‘anniversary,'” French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo is releasing a special edition commemorating the January 7th attack on their offices last year. The cover: a depiction of the Almighty in black and white—save for some blood spatter—and strapped with a Kalashnikov. The headline: “One Year Later, The Assassin Is Still At Large.”
Cartoonist and editorial director Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau drew the cartoon and contributed an editorial reflecting on secularism. “Yes, many hoped we would be killed. KILLED. Among them, fanatics stunted by the Koran, but also many holy rollers from other religions.”
“The convictions of the laity and of atheists can move more mountains than the faith of believers,” Riss concludes.
The special edition, which hits newsstands on January 6th, will have a print run of a million copies. A public ceremony will be held in memoriam of the victims of the three days of attacks that left 17 people dead.