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    French embassies, schools in 20 countries to close Friday

    French embassies, schools in 20 countries to close Friday
    September 19, 2012

    Paris - French embassies and schools will be closed in 20 countries on Friday following the publication by a French weekly of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the Foreign Ministry was quoted by Le Monde newspaper as saying.

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    What cartoons? The same ones from before?

    Closing tomorrow I assume?

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    Are the schools going to close because a bunch of people don' t have a BRAIN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Wilson View Post
    What cartoons? The same ones from before?

    Closing tomorrow I assume?
    From Reuters:


    The French government, which had urged the magazine not to print the images, said it was temporarily shutting down premises including embassies and schools in 20 countries on Friday, when protests sometimes break out after Muslim prayers.

    Riot police were deployed to protect the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo after it hit the news stands with a cover showing an Orthodox Jew pushing the turbaned figure of Mohammad in a wheelchair.

    On the inside pages, several caricatures of the Prophet showed him naked. One, entitled "Mohammad: a star is born", depicted a bearded figure crouching over to display his buttocks and genitals.

    Initial reaction from Muslim countries was critical.

    "Of course it will anger people further. It will raise tensions that were already dangerously high," said Sheikh Nabil Rahim, a leading Salafist cleric in Lebanon.

    "We will try to keep things managed and peaceful, but these things easily get out of hand. I fear there could more targeting of foreigners, and this is why I wish they would not persist with these provocations."

    In Egypt, Essam Erian, acting head of the powerful Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party, told Reuters: "We reject and condemn the French cartoons that dishonor the Prophet and we condemn any action that defames the sacred according to people's beliefs."
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    Charlie Hebdo has a long reputation for being provocative. Its Paris offices were firebombed last November after it published a mocking caricature of Mohammad, and Charbonnier has been under police guard ever since.

    Speaking outside his offices in an eastern neighborhood with many residents of North African origin, Charbonnier said he had not received any threats over the latest cartoons. In a message on its Twitter account, Charlie Hebdo said its website had been hacked, but referred readers to a blog it also uses.

    The French Muslim Council, the main body representing Muslims in France, accused Charlie Hebdo of firing up anti-Muslim sentiment at a sensitive time.

    "The CFCM is profoundly worried by this irresponsible act, which in such a fraught climate risks further exacerbating tensions and sparking damaging reactions," it said.
    Well, as long as their hatred of our freedoms continues, all shall be well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eliminator View Post
    Are the schools going to close because a bunch of people don' t have a BRAIN?
    Yeah, Muslim people.

    Knock yourself out

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    This is the religion of peace, all should be well with the world tomorrow....right????

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    It may not be if the Israelis and others kick off WW3.

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    Anyone know which countries?

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    If every newspaper in every county printed insulting cartoons taking the piss out if every religion every day, do you suppose the Muslims would run out of umbrage at some point?

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    The floodgates have opened now.




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