Skip to comments.France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
Posted on 09/19/2012 4:27:19 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies across the Muslim world on Friday after French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed naked, amid growing unrest over an anti-Islamic film that has left dozens dead. The French foreign ministry announced Wednesday that France will close 20 of its embassies in Muslim countries this Friday following the publication of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Major protests in the Muslim world generally take place after Friday prayers.
The illustrations, which show the Prophet Mohammed naked and refer to the incendiary US-made film which has been fueling deadly unrest among Muslim communities for over a week, hit newsstands across France on Wednesday.
The magazine's editor, Stephane Charbonnier, told reporters that the pictures, which are printed on the back page, will "shock those who will want to be shocked."
But the French government condemned the decision to go ahead with publication amid a global uprising ignited by the American anti-Islam video which ridicules the Prophet Mohammed. Dozens of people have been killed during the unrest, including the US ambassador to Libya, who was targeted at the consulate in Benghazi by suspected fundamentalists.
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They win, we loose!
I never knew that the growing of a set of cajones or the enlarging of same was contagious, but that seems to be happening in France. Let’s hope the condition spreads!
Do they have enough bubble wrap for the Eiffel Tower?
now if the savages dont go ape$#@$ over this does that mean the movie had nothing to do with it
Are the cartoons available on the internet yet? Bing just gives articles about the cartoons and was able to find a couple of descriptions. Sounds like they should work.
Since when do they need a reason? —— at least, what the rest of the world would recognize as a reason. The only reason, rationale, excuse - whatever you want to call it - is hatred of all things Western, particularly (but not limited to) anything of a Judeo/Christian nature.
There are pictures here...
Hey, if they published Kate’s pix, why not his?!
They should just arrest and jail the guy that made the cartoons. That should appease the Muslims......right?
‘Surrender-monkeys’ moniker is alive and well.