Muslim leaders have urged France to take firm action after a French magazine’s publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on Wednesday.
“We reject and condemn the French cartoons that dishonor the Prophet,” the acting head of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, Essam Erian, said, as cited by Reuters.
“If the case of Kate [Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge] is a matter of privacy, then the cartoons are an insult to a whole people,” he said.
In Lebanon, leading Salafist cleric Sheikh Nabil Rahim warned the cartoons were extremely insulting and could lead to more violence. An official in Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church called the publication a “deliberate provocation.”