Freedom of speech: No laughing matter
20 September 2012
Arrgh, oh my God. Horrific! A portrait of Europe!
France is bracing itself for unrest in its Muslim community after satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, led by its star cartoonist Charb, ran a series of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. On Friday 21 September, embassies and French schools in twenty Muslim countries will be closed, while calls for demonstrations in several French cities have been launched through social networks with the slogan "Don't Touch My Prophet."