Otherwise he wouldn’t be announcing what side he’s on by holding up the “Je Suis Charlie” sign. Maybe?
Mark Steyn on the new Charlie Hebdo cover:
When skilled persons who have never shied away from clarity produce a work whose meaning is unclear, then it is reasonable to assume the unclearness is itself the meaning. The surviving staff at Charlie Hebdo have undergone a week of surreal hellishness, in which their senior colleagues have been murdered for publishing images of Mohammed, and the world is professing its solidarity and egging them on to prove that nothing has changed. In other words, they’re expected to produce new images of Mohammed, which may well get them murdered, too. (…)
They did a Mohammed cover because they had to. But it certainly has an uncharacteristic passivity. And it feels like one for the road.