French Muslim Brotherhood Group Appeals Charlie Hebdo Decision


French media is reporting that an appeal in the case against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo will be held January 23, 2008. The case against the publication had been brought by three French Islamic organizations who accused it of “publicly abusing a group of people because of their religion” by publishing the controversial cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in February 2006. The case was dismissed by a French court in March of this year but was appealed by two of the organization who had initiated the action including the Union des Organisations Islamiques de France (UOIF), the most important component of the Muslim Brotherhood Network in France. The organization that dropped out of the case was the Grand Mosque of Paris, generally described as a moderate force, who stated that they were satisfied with the decision.

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