Infographic: France’s cartoon controversy

Insulting cartoons published in the name of freedom of speech have generated angry protests by Muslims worldwide.

A police officer stands guard near the former offices of French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris in September [Charles Platiau/Reuters]

In the last 15 years, several European newspapers and magazines have courted controversy by publishing provocative cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, a revered figure by all Muslims worldwide.

These cartoons, which Muslims have criticised as insulting, Islamophobic, and linking terrorism to Islam, have set in motion a series of global protests and reactions.

In the deadly 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo, the French magazine’s caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad were cited as a reason for the assault.

(Al Jazeera)
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