President of Pakistan wants Charlie Hebdo to apologise for hurting Muslims

A demonstration against the cartoons turned violent in Karachi as the crowd started marching towards the French consulate (AFP). Source.

ISLAMABAD: President Mam­noon Hussain condemned on Friday publication of controversial cartoons in a French magazine and sought apology from its management for hurting the sentiments of Muslims.

In a statement, the president said that freedom of expression did not permit anyone to hurt religious sentiments or beliefs of other people.

“The French magazine hurt the religious beliefs of Muslims and for this its management should tender an apology,” he said.

Mr Hussain said that Muslims gave due respect to all religions because they were not deemed to be good Muslims unless they believed in all the holy books and Prophets…

Related: Religious parties erupt in angry protests: Protestors demanded to send back French Envoy to France and close down the French Embassies and Consulates in Pakistan.

Countrywide protests against caricatures: In Rawalpindi, dozens of rallies, led by the JI and Sunni Tehreek, were taken out. Participants chanted slogans against France and called for execution of those who committed blasphemy against the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him).

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Protests in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, FATA against printing of profane cartoons: The rally passed a resolution demanding of the federal government to cut off diplomatic ties with France and expel French ambassador from the country…

…Mr Ayaz [Peshawar High Court Bar Association’s secretary general] said that the French magazine had continuously been hurting the sentiments of Muslims in the name of freedom of expression…

CH-protest-PeshawarProtest in Peshawar

  • Dear Pakistan,

    Kill yourself.


    The World

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      And have a Coke and a smile and shut the fuck up.

    • winniec

      Every Muslim is authorized by Sharia law to be a vigilante to kill blasphemers.

  • Blasphemous, evil islam with its false prophet and confected ‘hurt feelings’.

    • Frau Katze

      They are disgusting!

  • winniec

    Pakistan is killing itself. Islam is killing Pakistan. 50 generations of inbreeding is killing them. Blasphemy laws are killing them. Sharia law is killing them. Pakistan=Bronze Age backward barbarians.

  • Clausewitz

    Hey Pakistan, next big earthquake, you’re on your own. STFU.

  • WalterBannon

    President Mam­noon Hussain, look up, way up. See that thing coming towards you? That’s a nuke.

    • Jay Currie

      Problem is, just before he ascends to the Heaven promised for Islamic politicians, he’ll fire off his own nukes.

  • Mid_Century_Modern

    I can only imagine the stench at these protests.

  • Oh, yawn.

  • Achmed

    The followers of the last and true Prophet of Allah peace be upon him have been oppressed and marginalised by the kaffir for the past century.

    This will end when the Umma is all of mankind and peace reins across The World until the final days and the coming apocalypse.

    • Mid_Century_Modern

      Yes, of course.

    • Minicapt

      … peace “rains” across …


  • Xavier

    Pakistan should apologize to the world for existing.

  • David Murrell

    Study the bottom posted photo above. Who do the three Rage Boys in the photo represent?
    (a) the editorial board at the Toronto Star
    (b) the editorial board at the Globe and Mail
    (c) three CBC News reporters
    (d) three CBC News editors
    (e) three sociology majors at York University
    (f) all of the above
    (g) none of the above

    • Frau Katze

      I vote (f). This is how they feel, even if they put on a “business-like” appearence.

    • Frau Katze

      A cartoon event really brings out the Rage Boys.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Boycott and Embargo. We can all live without cheap Aquamarine.

  • tom_billesley

    Why not close the consulates? If Pakistanis want French consular services they can go to Dubai. In fact, w hy not shut down all western delegations and aid programs, and put Pakistan on travel advisory status “at your own peril”.

  • Reader

    Don’t forget that Pakistan has nuclear weapons.
    More than half a century later this is still timely