Now French mag to publish cartoons of Prophet Mohammed

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Paris: Even as Muslim faithful are outraged at the US film mocking Prophet of Islam, a French satirical magazine has announced that it will publish several cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) this week, a move that is likely to further inflame the passions across the Muslim World.

Depictions of the prophet are strictly prohibited and considered blasphemous by Muslims. Cartoons of Prophet Muhammad published in Denmark in 2005 and then reproduced in newspapers across Europe triggered riots throughout the Muslim world. At least 100 people died in the outbreaks and police crackdowns.

The magazine “Charlie Hebdo” has confirmed that it will publish the cartoons, but has not revealed what they will depict. French newspaper “Le Monde” reports that some of the cartoons show the prophet in “particularly explicit poses,” without providing any further detail.

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