The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which sparked controversy and legal complaints after publishing cartoons of Muhammad, will this week release a special edition illustrated biography of the Muslim prophet. Its editor, Stéphane Charbonnier ...
French magazine to publish new round of Mohammed cartoons - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper: " . . . "If people want to be shocked, they will be shocked," said Charlie Hebdo editor, Stephane Charbonnier, on Sunday, according to the AFP news agency. The front cover of the magazine that hit newsstands in September showed an Orthodox Jew pushing a turbaned figure in a wheelchair with several caricatures of the Prophet on its inside pages, including some of him naked. The front page cartoon had the wheelchair-bound figure saying "You mustn't mock" under the headline "Untouchable 2", a reference to a hugely popular French movie about a paralyzed rich white man and his black assistant. . . French embassies and schools were closed in 20 countries following the publication cartoon. Charlie Hebdo's Paris offices were fire bombed last November after it published a mocking caricature of Mohammad. In 2005, Danish cartoons of the Prophet sparked a wave of violent protests across the Muslim world that killed at least 50 people."