French magazine courts outrage with illustrated biography of Mohammed
Catholic World News - January 02, 2013
A French satirical magazine has announced plans to publish an illustrated biography of Mohammed. The project that is certain to provoke outrage among Muslims, who view any depiction of the Islamic prophet as blasphemous.
Charlie Hebdo, a weekly magazine, will devote its entire issue next week to the biography. Editor Stephane Charbonnier claims that it will be a respectful treatment, based on works by Islamic writers. She argues that the Qu’ran does not forbid pictured representations of Mohammed.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our January expenses ($11,231 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!