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Free Speech or Incitement? French Magazine Runs Cartoons of Mohammed

posted on September 20, 2012

At CNN, Jim Bittermann, Pierre Meilhan and Holly Yan report that after a week of protests in the Middle East over an anti-Muslim film, the French magazine Charlie Hebdo has published an inflammatory cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed. Stephane Charbonnier, director of the magazine known for its “outrageous humor,” stated that the cartoon was meant to simply “comment (on) the news in a satirical way.” The head of the Grand Mosque in Paris, Dalil Boubakeur, has denounced the cartoons “in the strongest possible terms.” 

Read at CNN