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OIC Secretary General planning legal action against French Magazine

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(Jeddah-AlummahWorld, 28 Rabi-Al Awwal 1436, 19 Jan 2015) Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is planning to sue the a French magazine following its publication of a front cover depicting the Prophet Muhammad PBUH.


It comes as demonstrations against the controversial image on last week’s issue of French magazine turned violent in Niger, Pakistan and Algeria, while the Iranian authorities banned a daily newspaper for a front-page headline allegedly offering French magazine its support.
OIC Secretary General Iyad Madani condemned the new edition of French magazine as an idiotic step that requires necessary legal measures. Muslims around the world are condemning French magazine and the attitude of French government.


Iyad Madani was quoted as saying “OIC is studying Europe and French laws and other available procedures to be able to take legal action against French magazine.
“If French laws allow us to take legal procedures against Charlie Hebdo, OIC will not hesitate to prosecute the French magazine.” Madani said.


“Freedom of speech must not become a hate speech and must not offend others. No sane person, irrespective of doctrine, religion or faith, accepts his beliefs being ridiculed,” he said.


French magazine and authorities receiving harsh criticism from local Muslim communies and condemnation from around the world. Western newspapers, in the pretext of freedom of expression, repeatedly hurting the sentiments of Muslims and their faith by publishing provocative and immoral images.

Following the shootings at French magazine in Paris, multiple attacks ensued on mosques and Mulims in France but no French media reported them as terror acts. A bomb went off near a mosque, destroying the glass front of a Kebab Shop in Villefranche-sur-Saône, north of Lyon in east-central France. Three training grenades were reportedly thrown into a mosque in Le Mans, southwest of Paris. A Muslim prayer hall in Port-la-Nouvelle, near Narbonne in southern France, was shot at last Wednesday shortly after holding its evening prayers. A Muslim family’s parked car was also fired at last Wednesday in Caromb, near Avignon, in south-eastern France.

There were several reports of hate speeches against Muslims in various parts of France including Paris while Muslism communities voicing concern of their security.

French magazine and authorities receiving harsh criticism from local Muslim communies and condemnation from around the world. Western newspapers, in the pretext of freedom of expression, repeatedly hurting the sentiments of Muslims and their faith by publishing provocative and immoral images.