Charlie Hebdo Responds to Paris Attacks: 'Screw Them. We Have the Champagne!'

Columnist for satirical magazine, hit by terrorists last January, tweets cover of latest issue day before release.

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French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo responded to last week's attacks in Paris by sticking it to ISIS, a sneak-peak of its latest issue reveals. 

People gather in front of a makeshift memorial outside Le Carillon cafe, on November 16, 2015 at the in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.Credit: AFP

"They have arms. screw them. We have the champagne!" reads the issue's cover, tweeted on Tuesday by Mathieu Madénian, a columnist for the magazine, a day before the issue's release. The cover is illustrated with a man drinking wine, which leaks out of the bullet holes which perforate his body.

The cover echoed a similar sentiment expressed by one of the magazine's cartoonists, who tweeted an illustration amid the outpouring of support for France after the attacks took place.

Last Friday's attacks in Paris left 129 people dead and hundreds more wounded, in shootings and bombings outside a soccer stadium, restaurants, bars and a concert hall. The incidents were the deadliest attacks on French soil since World War II. Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, has claimed responsibility for the attacks. 

The offices of Charlie Hebdo were hit by Islamic terrorists last January, killing 12. The attacks generated worldwide condemnation and a viral hashtag, #jesuischarlie, in an expression of support for the magazine. 

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