Charlie Hebdo to Release First Issue Since Attacks
Charlie Hebdo releases first issue after attacks.
CAIRO (AP) - One of Egypt's top Islamic authorities is warning the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo against publishing a new cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover of its first issue since Islamic extremists killed 12 people at its offices.
Egypt's Dar al-Ifta, which is in charge of issuing religious edicts, on Tuesday called the planned cover an "unjustified provocation" for millions of Muslims who respect and love their prophet. The magazine plans to print 1 million copies of its new issue.
The statement said the cartoon is likely to cause a new wave of hatred in French and Western societies. The magazine has sparked controversy by publishing cartoons making fun of religious and political figures in the past.