Charlie Hebdo Paris Attack
People hold up posters, which include Charlie Hebdo Editor Stephane Charbonnier (front), a cartoonist known as Charb, and Jean Cabut (back L), a cartoonist known as Cabu, during a vigil to pay tribute to the victims of a shooting at the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris, in the Manhattan borough of New York.Reuters

Despite losing its entire staff force, including the top editor and prominent cartoonists, Charlie Hebdo will be published as scheduled next week.

One of the surviving staffers of the French satirical newspaper told AFP that the remaining members are determined to bring out the publication. Charlie Hebdo will come out as scheduled on next Wednesday to prove it to those radicals that "stupidity will not win", said columnist Patrick Pelloux, adding that the remaining staff will soon meet. 

"It's very hard. We are all suffering, with grief, with fear, but we will do it anyway because stupidity will not win," Pelloux said.

He stated that efforts are being to collect all the material from the office headquarters and have the team work from another location.

Twelve people, including five cartoonists, were killed in Wednesday's attack that also left two policemen dead. The attackers, one of whom has now surrendered reportedly claimed links with Al Qaeda's Yemen group.

The satirical newspapers always had maintained a stern stance to guard its 'freedom of expression'. Charlie Hebdo editor and cartoonist Stephane Charbonnier had long claimed that he would prefer death rather than "live like a rat".

The newspaper that had always made provocation its main business was firebombed by fanatics in 2011, after it carried images that made fun of Prophet Mohammad.

In 2012 during an interview following another controversy of another set of images published on Prophet Mohammad, Charbonnier had told told French outlet Le Monde: "This may sound pompous but I prefer to die standing up than live on my knees."

Even minutes before the shooting that killed the 47-year old and nine of his colleagues, Charlie Hebdo tweeted a cartoon apparently showing ISIS caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi speaking into a microphone and wishing everyone Happy New Year- 2015.

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