World Bulletin / News Desk
Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Secretary General Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu expressed concern about the publications of caricatures of Prophet Muhammad by French weekly Charlie Hebdo.
Ihsanoglu expressed concern at the publication of a book announced as part of a series on the life of Prophet Muhammad by the French tabloid Charlie Hebdo.
He further expressed hope that the current publication by the magazine would not tantamount to another instance of abuse of freedom of expression.
He added that incitement and advocacy of hatred and intolerance on religious grounds signified by this publication was in contravention of international human rights laws and instruments.
Ihsanoglu urged the authorities concerned in France to take appropriate action against the magazine. He also called upon the Muslims all over the world to exercise restraint in the face of this act of incitement.