Satirical Charlie Hebdo's provocative Egypt cover criticised

By Arab websites, anti-Islam vignette a 'sales stunt'

10 July, 18:26

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, JULY 10 - The latest cover of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo has drawn negative reactions from the Arab world, while Arab media call for the public to keep a cool head on the matter. Islam&Info, for example, wrote that there is no need to ''waste time on this bunch of foolishness''. In the eyes of the site Afriquinfos, in attacking Islam Charlie Hebdo has found ''a chicken with golden eggs'' enabling it to triple its sales. Afriquinfos opted to publish Charlie Hebdo's front page with the anti-Koran vignette. The French-language site said that the stunt had worked like a charm, as it had on September 19, when the weekly published another vignette considered blasphemous by many Muslims. Many also happened to note that it was published in the very hours in which the Muslim holy month of Ramadan began. (ANSAmed).

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