Still more demands for curbs on the freedom of speech.
“The Muslim Brotherhood will have a significant role to play in post-Mubarak Egypt. And that is good thing [sic].” — Reza Aslan
“Egypt Islamists demand French action on cartoons,” from AFP, September 20 (thanks to Wimpy):
Egypt’s influential Muslim Brotherhood demanded Thursday that France act against cartoons mocking the Prophet Mohamed in the same way as against the topless pictures of Prince William’s wife Catherine.
Its political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, called for “firm and rapid measures against the (French) magazine” Charlie Hebdo which printed cartoons mocking the prophet on Wednesday.
The movement, from which President Mohamed Morsy emerged, pointed out that “the French judiciary has taken dissuasive measures against a magazine which published the photographs” of the former Kate Middleton, the British royal.
French authorities on Tuesday banned the magazine Closer from any further publication or resale of the pictures and launched a criminal investigation into how they were obtained.
The FJP also stressed “the tough stand (of French authorities) against those who deny the Holocaust” in France….
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said anyone offended by the cartoons could go to court, but he also stressed that in France “freedom of expression is guaranteed, including the freedom to caricature.”…