Muslim World League Dropped From Case Against French Publication


The French media is reporting that the Muslim World League (MWL) has been ruled out of an appeal in the case against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo because the court took the view that the MWL, based in Saudi Arabia, did not have the “capacity to act” in France. As a previous post reported, 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 organizations 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. The presence of the MWL in the case is further evidence of the close relationship between the global Muslim Brotherhood and the MWL which was established in 1962 as a means for the propagation of Saudi “Wahabbi” Islam. Muslim Brothers played an important role in its founding and, to date, the League has been strongly associated with the Brotherhood. Numerous posts have discussed this relationship between the Brotherhood and the MWL. A decision on the Charlie Hebdo case is expected on March 12.

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