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January 13, 2015 1:26 pm

Egypt’s Grand Mufti Warns Charlie Hebdo Against Publishing Mohammed Cartoon

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The upcoming Jan. 14 cover of Charlie Hebdo will feature a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on its cover. Photo: Twitter. – Egypt’s Grand Mufti has warned the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo against publishing a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of its latest edition.

“This edition will cause a new wave of hatred in French and Western society in general and what the magazine is doing does not serve coexistence or a dialog between civilizations,” the office of Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, one of the region’s most influential Muslim clerics, said in a statement, Reuters reported.

“This is an unwarranted provocation against the feelings of… Muslims around the world,” the statement added.

On the cover of its Jan. 14 edition, Charlie Hebdo will feature a cartoon of Mohammed holding a sign saying, “Je Suis Charlie” (I am Charlie), with a headline above the cartoon reading “Tout Est Pardonne” (All Is Forgiven).

While the Grand Mufti called the attack on Charlie Hebdo as a “terrorist” act, he called the magazine’s decision to run the new cartoon a “racist act” that would incite more Muslim violence.

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  • sifter

    No sir,machine gunning journalists and Jews is le provocation.

  • charlie johnson

    No doubt that it is easy to incite these people.They are like hornets. But if you find a big hornet nest at your front door you may find that your travels incite the hornets.Do you leave your home to the hornets or just set the hornet nest on fire?

  • Julian Charlie Clovelley

    Enough said.

  • ate dege

    I don’t understand what exactly this cartoon means.

    Does the cartoonist mean to say that he knows
    a)that the Prophet will pardon the murders
    b)because the Prophet Himself “is Charlie” ???

    This is the most imbecile, stupid, and foolish caricature I have ever seen. This is their benchmark style at Charlie Hebdo. Not my cup of tea, I must say.
    In such a horrible context he should have kept his “masterpiece” to himself. Freedom of speech is fine but not when it can provoque another bloodbath, because peoples lives are infinitely more precious than Charlie Hebdo’s freedom to be irreverent and stupid.

  • Andrew Gluck

    Muslim violence is incited by the sun and the moon and any other reason you can think of. Why can’t they realize it’s not the cartoon inciting violence but there violent mentality.