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Charlie Hebdo - France | Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Charlie Hebdo here with a vengeance

On the first anniversary of the terrorist attack on the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, Laurent "Riss" Sourisseau, survivor of the shooting and new editor-in-chief, describes where the publication gets the energy to go on: "Everything we've experienced in the past 23 years gives us the anger we need. Never have we had so strong a will to kick the asses of all those who dreamed they could stop us in our tracks. Two little jerks in balaclavas aren't about to destroy our lives' work and all the wonderful moments we've had with those who were killed. They're not going to see the end of Charlie: Charlie will see the end of them. 2015 was the worst year in the history of Charlie Hebdo, because it forced us to put our convictions to the test: the worst torment for an op-ed newspaper. Would those convictions be strong enough to give us the energy to get back on our feet? You have the answer in your hands. The convictions of atheists and people with secularist views can move even more mountains than the faith of believers."

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