Japan: Muslims protest blurred out Charlie Hebdo cartoons

“Are You Charlie? Isuramu heito ka fushi ka (Is it satire or hate against Islam)” is an attempt to spark debate in Japan on the nature of free speech, said Akira Kitagawa, the head of Tokyo-based Dai-san Shokan.

About 40 cartoons are reproduced with Japanese language translations, including those mocking the Pope, French President Francois Hollande and Japan’s 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis.

However, drawings featuring the Prophet Mohammed show his face pixellated. No other characters are depicted in this way.