Al-Azhar slams French Muhammad cartoons

2012-09-19 22:16
The front page of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo issue featuring a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2". (AFP)

The front page of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo issue featuring a satirical drawing titled "Intouchables 2". (AFP)

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Cairo - Sunni Islam's highest authority on Wednesday condemned a French weekly's publication of cartoons of a naked Prophet Muhammad, with the region still reeling from an anti-Islam film that sparked deadly protests.

Al-Azhar expressed "its and all Muslims' utmost rejection of the insistence of a French publication in printing caricatures offensive to Islam and its Prophet, the prophet of humanity," Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayyeb said in a statement.

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