Anti-Islam Cartoon Prompts France to Close Embassies

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    A French magazine's decision to publish cartoons depicting a naked Prophet Mohammad triggered a new wave of fears at embassies in Europe, even as anger at the west continued to sweep through the Muslim world.

    France announced Wednesday it will close 20 embassies in Arab and Muslim nations after the weekly Charlie Hebdo published the controversial cartoons. The images threaten to further inflame Muslim protesters and terror groups, who have demonstrated against the U.S. at embassies around the world since an anti-Islam film went viral last week.

    The French Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning Wednesday urging French citizens in the Muslim world to exercise "the greatest vigilance," avoiding public gatherings and "sensitive buildings" such as those representing the West or religious sites. At the same time, the country -- which has western Europe's largest Muslim population -- plunged into new debate over the limits to free speech in a modern democracy


    Read more: France shutters embassies as anti-Islam cartoon spurs fears of new backlash | Fox News
     
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    This won't get better any time soon.
     
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    AS I said.

    Hope France is getting ready for the riots.
     
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    You know America will be blamed for this too.

    The reason is that obama's foreign policy is in tatters. There is no purpose, no reason. He's just out and out failed.
     
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    I cant believe im saying this, but it looks like the French government is being much wiser than our government is.
     
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    We are giving them the power to act as they are, so they will continue on.
    These same groups mock other religions, but get upset when its done to them.
     
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    Ya cause cowardice is always the way to go.
     
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    Why would they close embassies?? The Left keep regularly regurgitating the notion that Islam is a Religion of Peace and after all, it's only a small minority that are whacko.......If it's such a small MINORITY , why can't the big MAJORITY stop them and shut them up??? Mmmm...makes ya think don't it?

    It also shoes that there ARE others out there that have a spine....Unlike the governments..
     
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    Not really seeing how closing the embassies, cutting off ties, and warning the citizens to be vigilant abroad is cowardice.
     
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    I'm not sure if linking to the cartoons is allowed here since they are pretty graphic. They are certainly intended to be as offensive as possible. Quite bigoted. If Jesus Christ were substituted in those cartoons, especially the one where he is on all fours, there'd be a billion pissed off Christians right now. But hey, it's Islam so it is okay, amiright?

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