Jan 19, 2015

Charlie Hebdo editor: Cartoon blockers 'blur out democracy'

Charlie Hebdo’s editor criticized newspapers in democratic countries for refusing to republish a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad that appears on the cover of the satirical magazine’s first edition since much of its staff were killed by Islamist gunmen. The edition that went on ...

Iran newspaper shut over George Clooney 'I Am Charlie' headline

Jan 19, 2015

Iran newspaper shut over George Clooney 'I Am Charlie' headline

Iranian authorities closed the Mardom-e Emrooz newspaper after it published a quote from U.S. actor George Clooney saying “I am Charlie” in reference to the attack on a French satirical newspaper, Tasnim News Agency reported yesterday. The country’s public prosecutor ordered the newspaper to ...

Jan 19, 2015

Pan-Muslim rights body urges restraint after cartoon 'hatred'

A pan-Islamic human rights body on Sunday urged Muslims to show restraint despite what it called the “hatred” displayed by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. The 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s human rights body accused Charlie Hebdo of “ridiculing ...