Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Demands ‘Firm And Rapid Measures’ From France Against Magazine Mocking Mohammed, Iranians Enraged
Egypt Independent – “Egypt’s influential Muslim Brotherhood demanded Thursday that France act against cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohamed in the same way as against the topless pictures of Prince William’s wife Catherine.
Its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, called for ‘firm and rapid measures against the (French) magazine’ Charlie Hebdo which printed cartoons mocking the prophet on Wednesday.
The movement, from which President Mohamed Morsy emerged, pointed out that ‘the French judiciary has taken dissuasive measures against a magazine which published the photographs’ of the former Kate Middleton, the British royal.
French authorities on Tuesday banned the magazine Closer from any further publication or resale of the pictures and launched a criminal investigation into how they were obtained.
The FJP also stressed ‘the tough stand (of French authorities) against those who deny the Holocaust’ in France.
France has been bracing for a backlash following the publication of the Mohamed cartoons — two of which portray the founder of Islam naked — by Charlie Hebdo, a satirical weekly.” Read more.
Iran Protesters: Death To France, Down With The US! – “Dozens of Iranian students and clerics have gathered outside the French Embassy in Tehran to protest the publication of caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad by a French satirical weekly. Protesters chanted ‘Death to France’ and ‘Down with the US,’ and burned the flags of both nations Thursday.” Read more.