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Muhammad Caricature Watch: French Weekly Charlie Hebdo Reprints Muhammad Caricatures

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Afghan protesters burn a Danish flag in Kabul, February 8, 2006.

Reuters: French weekly reprints cartoons

A French satirical weekly reprinted cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad on Wednesday and published one of its own on its front page, further angering Muslim groups which say the caricatures are blasphemous.

French Muslim organizations tried to prevent Charlie Hebdo reprinting the 12 cartoons, which were first published by the Danish paper Jyllands-Posten, but a court rejected their suit on Tuesday on a technicality.

Philippe Val, Executive Director of satirical French weekly ‘Charlie Hebdo’, gestures during an interview with The Associated Press Television News, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 at his office in Paris. The weekly reprinted Wednesday caricatures of the prophet Muhammad that have sparked violent protests worldwide, a day after a court ruling cleared the way for their publication. Charlie-Hebdo ran the drawings originally published by a Danish newspaper, as well as a new caricature of its own that took up its entire front page.

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ran the drawings originally published by a Danish newspaper, as well as a new caricature of its own that took up its entire front page.

Under the headline “Muhammad overwhelmed by the fundamentalists,” the cover depicted the prophet with his head in his hands, remarking, “It’s hard to be loved by idiots.”

Sales of the weekly were brisk in Paris. Inside pages showed the 12 cartoons that were first printed in Denmark and included an editorial explaining the decision to reprint them.

“When extremists extract concessions from democracies on points of principle, either by blackmail or terror, democracies do not have long left,” Charlie Hebdo editor Philippe Val wrote.

As well as publishing the Danish cartoons, Charlie Hebdo published other cartoons on its back page which caricatured other religions including Christianity and Judaism.

Sources at Charlie Hebdo said some staff had been placed under police protection. Two police officers guarded the weekly’s offices in the center of Paris on Wednesday morning.

The parking space in front of the offices was cordoned off and police checked people entering the building, where a sign said no more copies of the weekly were left for sale.

Watch out for more French riots tonight…….

Stay tuned……

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6 thoughts on “Muhammad Caricature Watch: French Weekly Charlie Hebdo Reprints Muhammad Caricatures

  1. I am a cartoonist and would like to submit one of my cartoon for a free distribution as a token of support of our basic freedoms and Denmark’s media. Please advise where and to whom can I send it.

    Thank you.

    Yours,
    GabLev’06

  2. Prophet Mohammed was a black man ,as a matter of fact…but the cartoons show him as being somewhat looking like an Indian Punjabi.

  3. The most simple thing in the world is to be impolite, It is very easy to insult, anybody can insult anybody.
    some comments are so stupid Like ” Congrats to charlie hebdo for your courage ” is being imbecile

  4. The most simple thing in the world is to be impolite, rude also it is most easy to act with no manner , It is very easy to insult. Anybody can insult anybody.
    Some comments are so stupid Like ” Congrats to charlie hebdo for your courage ” is being imbecile impertinent is treated as courage now ??
    Only one look at the face of that Philippe Val, Executive Director of satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo’ and you see the face of a disgusting racist.
    You all talk about freedom of speech but you cannot open your mouth about the holocaust. You want freedom of expression let me tell you that I do not believe in the holocaust it is all Zionist Jewish lies. I defy you to express yourself against the holocaust as I can do …

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