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    Charlie Hebdo will publish a front page showing a caricature of the Prophet Mohammad holding a sign saying "Je suis Charlie" in its first edition since Islamist gunmen attacked the satirical newspaper.

    With demand surging for the edition due on Wednesday, the weekly planned to print up 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 print editions in Italian and Turkish will also appear.

    France has drafted in thousands of extra police and soldiers to provide security after 17 people were killed in three days of violence that began when two Islamist gunmen burst into Charlie Hebdo's offices, opening fire in revenge for the paper's publication of satirical images of Mohammad in the past. Read more.

    Discuss: Should there be limits to free speech to prevent offence? Or was Charlie Hebdo right to republish cartoons of Mohammed?
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    While the government of Austria believes sensibility is advised, we do not support the censoring of any media as means for a culture of fear when it comes to the imposition of religion. As a very Christian country, we value the preservation of Western values and we don't believe such measures can be used, particuarly in a country such as France.

    [DISCLAIMER: I'm not, by any means, against any kind of religion, belief or culture. I am, however, role playing as a representative of one of the most racist countries in Europe, so... I'm sorry if I offended anybody]
 
 
 
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