"It will be very difficult, but we are going to try… The new Charlie for next week is now ready. It is going to be published on Wednesday, one million. We are going on the same, exactly the same line. We are not going to move one centimeter [from] what we wanted and what we were. Because … if we change, as I said before, is as if we kill them [victims of the attack] again," Angelique Kourounis, Charlie Hebdo journalist and producer, told Sputnik radio.
The journalist also noted that the magazine's staff is multiconfessional, while Muslims, Jews, Catholic and Orthodox Christians, as well as non-believers work for Charlie Hebdo, which has always pursued secularist policy.
"Religion is not the public staff. That's the line of Charlie Hebdo," Kourounis stated.
In conclusion, the journalist expressed gratitude for the people who took to the streets for a unity rally in Paris on Sunday and called it "a big hug".
The French magazine is known for its cartoons mocking political and religious figures, among them the Prophet Muhammad. The cover of the new Charlie Hebdo edition due to come out on Wednesday also depicts the Prophet.
A unity rally that took place in Paris on Sunday and was attended by more than three million people who called for an end to extremist violence worldwide.