The surviving staff of Charlie Hebdo has produced an issue that is perfect. It’s uncompromising, funny, & defiant. All of the murdered staffers are honoured in the issue and just as they would have liked it nobody is safe from ridicule in the first edition since the massacre of in the Charlie Hebdo offices.
The cartoonist Luz has reprised the Mohammed caricature that made the satirical newspaper the target of the terrorists in the first place. But the resulting prophet is compassionate, not crude. He is tearful, holding up the same “Je suis Charlie” sign that has become a global clarion call for free expression since the attacks last week.