Robert Spencer: Muslims In France Sue to Stop Free Speech

by sheikyermami on December 12, 2012

Muslims In France Sue to Stop Free Speech
By Robert Spencer

France 24 reported last week that “two Muslim groups are suing the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo after it published inflammatory cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. In a law suit that will revive the debate between freedom of speech and dangerous provocation, the weekly magazine’s director along with two cartoonists are accused of inciting racial hatred and defamation.”

This comes after the magazine’s September 19, 2012 edition contained numerous cartoons lampooning Muhammad – and this wasn’t the first time Charlie Hebdo had done this. In Fall 2011, the magazine announced plans to feature Muhammad as “editor-in-chief” of an upcoming issue. The initial response was threats. Hackers broke into the magazine’s website and left this message: “You keep abusing Islam’s almighty Prophet with disgusting and disgraceful cartoons using excuses of freedom of speech.  Be Allah’s curse upon you!”

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