Advertisement
Tuesday, Sep 21, 2021
Outlook.com

Charlie’s Angels

Will the Hebdo killings force France to take a hard look within itself? It certainly needs to.

Charlie’s Angels
AP
Charlie’s Angels
outlookindia.com
-0001-11-30T00:00:00+05:53

Charlie Hebdo’s first printing of three million copies flew off the shelves. As of 6 am, there were serpentine queues outside newspaper kiosks. By 10 am, they were all gone. Now, on popular demand, two million reprints are on the way. At € 3 a copy, post-distribution profits from sales could cross 12 million euros, enough to set aside a kitty for the victims’ families and restart the magazine.

The thin eight-pager, half its usual size, depicts who else but Prophet Moha­m­med on its cover. All’s forgiven, Charlie seems to be saying to the figure bearing the notice ‘I’m Charlie’. Inside, there is the usual Charlie mix of the irre­verent, the profane, the lewd and the funny.

Three Islamic extremists sit chatting. We should never hit the chaps at Charlie, says one. Yes, we’ll make martyrs of them, they’ll go to heaven and gobble up our virgins, says the other.

The Pope comes in for a good bit of drubbing too as do political pundits, writers and other...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Munna Bhais Still Flying High In High-Profile Entrance Examinations

Munna Bhais Still Flying High In High-Profile Entrance Examinations

Experts believe the swindlers have taken control of the entire system and they are doing so without any fear. They suspect one can get 99.5% only if one gets the question paper in advance.

Infiltration Bid By Heavily Armed Militant Group In J&K's Uri,  Army Operation On

Infiltration Bid By Heavily Armed Militant Group In J&K's Uri, Army Operation On

The authorities have suspended internet and mobile phone services in the Uri sector. 'I assure you that we are alert and our troops on the ground are alert as well,' said an Army officer.

'It's A Wake-Up-Call For RCB', Says Virat Kohli After KKR Loss

'It's A Wake-Up-Call For RCB', Says Virat Kohli After KKR Loss

The result put KKR in fifth spot while RCB remain static at third.

Centre Gives Go Ahead To Assam CM To Hold Talks With Ulfa (I) Chief

Centre Gives Go Ahead To Assam CM To Hold Talks With Ulfa (I) Chief

Himanta Biswa Sarma had invited Barua to hold talks with the government and give peace a chance soon after becoming chief minister in May.

Advertisement