1. Charlie Hebdo Prophet Mohammed cartoons: Iran condemns new issue as ‘provocative’

Charlie Hebdo Prophet Mohammed cartoons: Iran condemns new issue as ‘provocative’

Iran has condemned Charlie Hebdo's new issue as "provocative" and says the new cartoons by the weekly is an insult to Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

By: | Tehran | Updated: January 14, 2015 6:44 PM
A man holds the new issue of satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo entitled "Tout est pardonne" ("All is forgiven"), which shows a caricature of Prophet Mohammad, in front of a kiosk in Paris January 14, 2015. (Reuters)

A man holds the new issue of satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo entitled “Tout est pardonne” (“All is forgiven”), which shows a caricature of Prophet Mohammad, in front of a kiosk in Paris January 14, 2015. (Reuters)

Iran has condemned Charlie Hebdo’s new issue as “provocative” and says the new cartoons by the weekly is an insult to Islam and the Prophet Mohammed.

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham says that today’s publication of the paper featuring another cartoon “provokes the sentiments of Muslims the world over.”

Iran has strongly condemned the deadly assault by two masked gunmen that killed 12 people last week, including much of the weekly’s editorial staff and two police officers. Those who survived published an issue with a print run of 3 million, more than 50 times the usual circulation.

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A poster showing the front page of the new issue of sold-out satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo entitled “Tout est pardonne” (“All is forgiven”), with a caricature of Prophet Mohammad on the cover, is displayed at a kiosk in Nice January 14, 2015. The first edition of Charlie Hebdo published after the deadly attacks by Islamist gunmen sold out within minutes at newspaper kiosks around France on Wednesday, with people queuing up to buy copies to support the satirical weekly. A print run of up to three million copies has been set for what has been called “the survivors’ edition,” dwarfing the usual 60,000 run. REUTERS

Afkham says last week’s attack against the French satirical weekly was against Islam’s teaching. But, she says, the latest cartoon is also insulting to the religion.

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  1. Sally Snyder
    Jan 14, 2015 at 7:26 pm
    Here is an article that outlines the history of AQAP, the group responsible for the Charlie Hebdo macre, and the methods it uses to create terror: :viableopposition.blogspot.ca/2015/01/the-history-and-significance-of-al Many experts believe that AQAP is the most virulent franchise of the al-Qaeda family.
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