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



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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  1. He who plays with fire can’t complain if they get burned!….Why do they so stupidly and irresponsibly insist in continuing to provoke the arab world?….Wasn’t being so badly bitten last week,enough for them to get he message that like it or not,there is no shortage of muslim radicals who are prepared to avenge the honour of what is most holy to them?….