France Closes 20 Embassies After Naked Mohammad Cartoons (Pictures)

French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” published these naked Mohammad cartoons today.
(Photo removed after Google Complaints)

France announced today that it would close 20 embassies on Friday after the latest Mohammad cartoons were published by “Charlie Hebdo.”
France 24 reported:

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.”

Last year French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” included a cartoon of Mohammad on its cover.

The caption reads: “100 lashes if you don’t die of laughter!”

Here’s another cartoon from 2011.

Christoph says: The cartoon at the end does not show Mohammed, it shows Dominique Strauss-Kahn, he says: it’s more beautiful here (in Libya) than in Lille, and You get less screwed than in New York.

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