French magazine courts outrage with illustrated biography of Mohammed
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.
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