Though their offices were razed last week after Muslim extremists tossed a Molotov cocktail through the window, French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has continued without missing a beat, putting a cartoon of a Muslim man in a full-on gay makeout session on its latest cover.
The magazine initially came under attack for a recent cover "guest edited" by none other than the Prophet Mohammad, with a speech bubble reading "100 lashes if you don't die of laughter." Though the new cover depicts a Muslim man rather than Mohammad specifically, it is still a direct shot at Charlie Hebdo's critics, with a headline reading "Love is Stronger than Hate," and images of their destroyed offices in the background.
After the initial attack, the magazine's editor said, "We thought the lines had moved and maybe there would be more respect for our satirical work, our right to mock. Freedom to have a good laugh is as important as freedom of speech."
Well, it's definitely bold. Fingers crossed no one feels the need to escalate and these wacky Frenchmen are left alone to publish in peace.