French newspaper editor sacked for Danish cartoons

The plot thickens: [Thanks to The Predicate]

Raymond Lakah, the owner of the French newspaper France Soir, has sacked Jacques Lefranc, the paper’s editor. Yesterday France-Soir republished the twelve controversial Danish Muhammad cartoons (see them all here, halfway down the page). Mr Lakah declared: "We express our apologies to the Muslim community and to all the persons that were shocked by the publication of the cartoons."

France, of course, has far more Muslims than Denmark, both relatively and in absolute terms.

  • http://abusinan.blogspot.com Abu Sinan

    This paper is in trouble, so I have heard, and the owner is an Egyptian. Some are thinking this whole thing there is a stunt to gain readership. With the state of journalism in the world, it wouldnt be unusual.

  • http://abusinan.blogspot.com Abu Sinan

    This paper is in trouble, so I have heard, and the owner is an Egyptian. Some are thinking this whole thing there is a stunt to gain readership. With the state of journalism in the world, it wouldnt be unusual.

  • Marlboro Man

    “Muslims must unanimously disavow the violence practiced and preached by their fellow Muslims.Only then participate in the civilized debate about religious intolerance.

  • Svend White

    Thanks for the intel, Abu Sinan.
    Marlboro Man, as much as I oppose violence–whether by or against Muslims–I don’t think simplistic (and selective, since this idealistic standard sure isn’t applied universally, being instead reserved for Muslims) slogans like this contribute to resolving these problems.

  • arg

    When average Muslims denounce their fascist Islam brethren, this will end. TOO DAMNED BAD concerning the Cartoons! Jews and Christians have been attacked by Muslims in this manner for years. They , however, have learned how civilized free human beings behave when made fun of or demeaned. Tough to Islam sensibilities!


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