Charlie Hebdo to tell Mohammad animation on front page

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* Mohammad to seem on cover of new “Charlie”

* Weekly claims “right to blaspheme”

* French Muslims contend their confidence is being neglected

* French legislature extends infantry involvement in Iraq

(Adds U.S. State Department comment)

By Tom Heneghan and John Irish

PARIS/BOBIGNY, France, Jan 13 (Reuters) – Charlie Hebdo will
publish a front page display a mimic of a Prophet
Mohammad holding a pointer observant “Je suis Charlie” in a first
edition given Islamist gunmen pounded a satirical newspaper.

With direct surging for a book due on Wednesday, the
weekly designed to imitation adult to 3 million copies, dwarfing its
usual run of 60,000, after newsagents reported a rush of orders.
Digital versions will be posted in English, Spanish and Arabic,
while imitation editions in Italian and Turkish will also appear.

France has drafted in thousands of additional troops and soldiers
to yield confidence after 17 people were killed in 3 days of
violence that began when dual Islamist gunmen detonate into Charlie
Hebdo’s offices, opening glow in punish for a paper’s
publication of satirical images of Mohammad in a past.

In a parliamentary event for a victims, Prime
Minister Manuel Valls pronounced France was “at fight opposite terrorism,
jihadism and radical Islamism” though not a Muslim faith, the
country’s second-largest, that “has a place in France”.

After his speech, lawmakers pennyless into a spontaneous
rendition of La Marseillaise, a initial in parliament’s history.

The front page of Charlie Hebdo’s Jan. 14 book shows a
tearful Mohammad with a pointer “Je suis Charlie” (I am Charlie)
below a headline: “Tout est pardonné” (All is forgiven).

“I wrote ‘all is forgiven’ and we cried,” Renald Luzier, who
drew a image, told reporters during a weekly’s temporary
office during a domicile of a severe daily Liberation.

“This is a front page … it’s not a one a terrorists
wanted us to draw,” he said. “I’m not disturbed during all… we trust
people’s intelligence, a comprehension of humour.”


The new book of Charlie Hebdo, famous for a satirical
attacks on Islam and other religions, will embody other
cartoons featuring a Prophet Mohammad and also creation fun of
politicians and other religions, a counsel said.

“We will not behind down, differently nothing of this has any
meaning,” Richard Malka told French radio. “If we reason the
banner ‘I am Charlie’, that means we have a right to
blaspheme, we have a right to criticize my religion.”

There was no central greeting from a French supervision on
the new edition.

At a unchanging news briefing, U.S. State Department
spokeswoman Marie Harf said: “We positively support a right of
Charlie Hebdo to tell things like this. Again, that’s what
happens in a democracy. Period.”

Egypt’s Grand Mufti warned Charlie Hebdo opposite publishing
a new Mohammad caricature, observant it was a extremist act that would
incite loathing and dissapoint Muslims around a world.

One Paris journal businessman pronounced he had perceived 200 advance
orders for Charlie Hebdo and was interlude there as he could no
longer cope.

French Muslim leaders urged their village to keep ease and
respect a right to leisure of expression.

“What is worried for us is a illustration of the
Prophet,” Abdelbaki Attaf told Reuters during a arise in the
northern Paris suburb of Bobigny of Ahmed Merabet, a Muslim
policeman shot perplexing to urge a Hebdo cartoonists.

“Any obliged Muslim will find it tough to accept that.
But we shouldn’t anathema it,” pronounced Attaf, an director during the
mosque in circuitously Gennevilliers spasmodic visited by Cherif
Kouachi, one of a Hebdo killers.

A apart arise was hold in Jerusalem for 4 Jewish
victims of a hostage-taking in a kosher grocery emporium in Paris.


On Sunday, during slightest 3.7 million people via France
marched in support for Charlie Hebdo and leisure of expression.
World leaders related arms to lead some-more than one million people
through Paris in an rare loyalty to a victims.

Three days of assault finished on Friday with a encircle during the
Jewish grocery in Paris where 4 hostages and a gunman were
killed. Shortly before that, troops killed a Hebdo attackers
in a gun conflict during a imitation works northwest of a city.

In a arise of a violence, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le
Drian pronounced 10,000 infantry were being deployed during supportive sites
including synagogues, mosques and airports.

President Francois Hollande’s supervision has avoided
referring to a Maghreb and African roots of a 3 killers.
It has also sought to disprove their explain to be behaving in the
name of Islam, job them “fanatics”.

However, France’s Islamic legislature called on a government
to step adult insurance of mosques, observant that during slightest 50
anti-Islamic acts had been reported given a attack.

Abdallah Zekri, conduct of a National Observatory against
Islamophobia, pronounced Muslim sites such as Paris’s categorical mosque were
not removing a same insurance as Jewish synagogues or schools.

“There are websites out there job for a murder of
Muslim leaders and a torching of Muslim eremite sites,” he
told France Info. “Let’s stop a double standards.”

European leaders fear a events in France will supplement to
rising anti-immigrant view in Europe. On Monday, a record
25,000 anti-Islamist protesters marched by a German city
of Dresden, many holding banners with anti-immigrant slogans.

Le Drian pronounced a supervision would need to examination some of
its infantry capabilities following a attacks and lifted the
prospect of reconsidering a exceedingly stretched infantry budget
when a long-term spending devise comes adult for examination after this
year in parliament.

On Tuesday, a legislature voted overwhelmingly to approve
France’s continued appearance in atmosphere raids opposite Islamic
State in Iraq. One of final week’s killers cited France’s
military strikes opposite Muslims as a proclivity for his acts.

“Islamic State is a militant army with fighters from
everywhere,” Le Drian told Europe 1 radio. “It is an
international army that has to be wiped out and that is because we
are partial of a coalition.”

(Additional stating by Mark John, Leigh Thomas and Dominique
Vidalon and Emile Picy, Doina Chiacu in Washington; essay by
Mark John and Tom Heneghan; modifying by Giles Elgood and Philippa

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