September 19th, 2012
05:50 AM ET

Free speech or incitement? French mag runs cartoons of Prophet Mohammed

By Jim Bittermann, Pierre Meilhan and Holly Yan, CNN

Paris (CNN) - After a week of deadly, international protests against an anti-Islam film, a French satirical magazine is fueling the debate between freedom of expression and offensive provocation.

The magazine Charlie Hebdo published cartoons featuring a figure resembling the Prophet Mohammed in an issue hitting newsstands Wednesday.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: France • Islam

soundoff (66 Responses)
  1. Nadia

    This is freedom of violence and not freedom of expression. Note the difference...

    September 24, 2012 at 1:20 pm |
  2. Fathima Abdullah

    Allah will never leave these people .. So be happy 2 get worst life from here after .. U ppeople will suffer and you will understand what mistake u have done 2 our beloved prophet .. no one can help u idiotic people soo HAppy hell fire is ur dentnation .. u ppl cant prove any thng bad about our prophet nor u can show it .. and the lossers are u

    September 24, 2012 at 8:00 am |
  3. Kebos

    Imagine this is my cartoon.

    Mohammed is sitting on the dirt after having been thrown from a mule. Some girls are walking by and removing their hijab to expose their faces. The cloth is left on the ground. One blurts out "poor Mohammed, where was your precious god to help you. Is your backside as sore as your pride?"

    Ok. Kinda lame. But there you have it. A cartoon, of sorts. I could do this all day.

    Free speech!

    September 20, 2012 at 6:44 am |
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