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September 19th, 2012
11:58 AM ET

French magazine publishes cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed – CNN’s Jim Bittermann reports

The French government is pleading for restraint after a weekly magazine known for its sharp satire published cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. The cartoons have France bracing for a strong reaction at a time when Muslims around the world are rioting over an amateur anti-Islam movie produced in the U.S.

The magazine director said his staff is "not really fueling the fire," but is using its freedom of expression.

The last time this magazine did something relating to the prophet, their Paris office was firebombed.

-CNN’s Jim Bittermann reports

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  1. Steve

    The decision to publish these cartoons is perhaps the greatest thing the country of France has EVER done! Maybe we can take a cue fro the African American community which has tried to / succeeded at desensitizing the "N" word by using it whenever possible. Maybe if every publication around the world published stuff like this, the Muslim community would become accustomed to it, thus making it less of a big deal.

    Regardless, the time has come for the world to stop appeasing an overly sensitive population who thinks its justifiable to kill you if you mention (their) god's name. It's especially ironic that these are the very types of freedoms the arab nations stood up for in overthrowing previous regimes. Just goes to show you that all they want is the destruction of Israel, Jews, Western culture and the return of global sharia. Pass....

    September 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply

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