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.