Egyptian Grand Mufti warns #CharlieHebdo against publishing “racist” cartoons – fatwa issued

Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam

Jan 13 (Reuters) – Egypt’s Grand Mufti warned the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo on Tuesday against publishing a new caricature of the Prophet Mohammad, saying it was a racist act that would incite hatred and upset Muslims around the world.

Charlie Hebdo is due to publish a front page on Wednesday showing a caricature of the Prophet in its first edition since Islamist gunmen attacked the weekly’s offices in Paris last Wednesday, killing 12 people.

“This edition will cause a new wave of hatred in French and Western society in general and what the magazine is doing does not serve coexistence or a dialogue between civilisations,” the office of Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam, one of the region’s most influential Muslim clerics, said in a statement.

“This is an unwarranted provocation against the feelings of … Muslims around the world”…

UPDATE: This is now being reported as a fatwa against the new issue.

  • mobuyus

    Bring it on santa.

  • Maurixio Garcia S

    France is not a Muslim country,they can do what ever they want,if this Muslim cleric wants to set rules ,he should do it in the caves right where he lives.

  • Clink9

    Issue a daisy cutter to them.

  • minuteman

    We don’t need, or want to coexist. We don’t want conversation with these savages. So F Off.

  • Xavier

    French government stops presses out of tolerance.

    • Exile1981

      if they didn’t think it would cause rioting in the street this soon after the attack they would.

  • wallyj180

    Apparently he is not alone. Many western news organizations will not print the new cover.

    ” Je etais Charlie pour un journee ” should be their new slogan.

    However, the National Post has it up and will tell you where you can buy a copy.
    Kudos to them.

    • Maurixio Garcia S

      Yeah you right,anyplace where the Muslims trash has too many political support,they will not print anything just to please the Muslim trash religion.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Muzzle’ems live to hate.

  • Icebow

    ‘Unwarranted provocation’. Right. Uneffingbelievable.

  • Ed

    “between civilizations” he says, as though to suggest there are 2.
    No, there is one, and he’s not in it.

  • Rosenmops

    Your fatwa is a racist act that will incite hatred you disgusting goat humping piece of crap.

    • Frau Katze

      Tell it!

  • roccolore

    Only idiots think Islam is a race.

  • pdxnag

    Does fatwa mean cartoon in Arabic? It is a rebuttal, after all, to a rebuttal * * *.

  • Martin B

    A fatwa against cartoons? Yes.
    A fatwa against mass murderers? Never.

    • Frau Katze

      Correct. A cartoon is a huge deal.

  • pdxnag

    I heard a rumor (just made it up) that 1,000 copies will be sent to Egypt. Imams will distribute them and claim that X Y & Z did it, then pounce on them all this Friday.

    After all, what good is a fatwa for Islamic violence if it is not used, for Islamic violence? (snackbars ahoy)

  • Clausewitz

    So you’re issuing a Fatwa now? And the difference is????????