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France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
« on: September 19, 2012, 06:42:17 AM »
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France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies across the Muslim world on Friday after French weekly Charlie Hebdo published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed naked, amid growing unrest over an anti-Islamic film that has left dozens dead.
 
The French foreign ministry announced Wednesday that France will close 20 of its embassies in Muslim countries this Friday following the publication of controversial Prophet Mohammed cartoons by satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Major protests in the Muslim world generally take place after Friday prayers.

The illustrations, which show the Prophet Mohammed naked and refer to the incendiary US-made film which has been fueling deadly unrest among Muslim communities for over a week, hit newsstands across France on Wednesday.

The magazine's editor, Stephane Charbonnier, told reporters that the pictures, which are printed on the back page, will "shock those who will want to be shocked."

But the French government condemned the decision to go ahead with publication amid a global uprising ignited by the American anti-Islam video which ridicules the Prophet Mohammed. Dozens of people have been killed during the unrest, including the US ambassador to Libya, who was targeted at the consulate in Benghazi by suspected fundamentalists.

Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told FRANCE 24 on Tuesday that while he respects freedom of expression, he sees “no point in such a provocation.” Stressing that the French government would never encourage the cartoons’ publication, he called for “reason to prevail.” Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault issued a statement Tuesday saying: “In the current climate, the prime minister wishes to stress his disapproval of all excess and calls on everyone to behave responsibly.”

http://www.france24.com/en/20120919-naked-mohammed-cartoons-fuel-muslim-outcry-france-charlie-hebdo-french-paper

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Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 07:59:08 AM »
If enough countries do this who are they going to attack?
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Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 08:06:29 AM »
If enough countries do this who are they going to attack?

Who aren't they going to attack?

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Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 08:46:30 AM »
We don't need a draw Muhammed day ... we need a draw Muhammed decade!
A non-stop 3652 day barrage of Muhammed cartoons.
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Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 09:27:54 AM »
Today is "Talk like a pirate" Day.  Maybe we can combine that and draw Mo Man together.  "Arrrrr, where's my 7 yr old bride. arrrr".
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Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 11:18:38 AM »
I wonder how they know it is Mo?  It could just be a drawing of some arab.  If I took a photo of some random sheik and slapped a "Mohammed" sticker on it, then what?  Do they flip out and burn stuff?  It seems so ridiculous to me.

These people are infants and if you read the thread on UT taking out the lords prayer before football games, xians are becomming more and more like them.  It is grotesque.
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Re: France to close embassies in fear of cartoon backlash
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2012, 11:43:26 AM »
That's kind of like that video they are all up in arms about, from what I've heard. The only thing identifying Mo in that clip is the title.

Unless I missed something.

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