BLASPHEMY

Mag to Publish Muhammad Cartoons

Thousands of followers of Islam are rioting in more than 20 countries around the world because of a movie that mocks the Prophet Muhammad—but that’s not stopping one French magazine’s plans to publish several cartoons depicting the prophet. The French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo will publish cartoons depicting the prophet in what Le Monde reports are “particularly explicit poses” in a new issue hitting stands Wednesday. Depictions of Prophet Muhammad are forbidden by Muslims and considered blasphemous. In 2005, at least 100 people died in riots over a cartoon of Muhammad published in Denmark.