Posted by: becketfund | November 3, 2008

Morocco: French Magazine Banned for Insulting Islam

RABAT – An edition of the French magazine L’Express International, the “Jesus-Muhammad Shock” issue, has been banned for allegedly insulting Islam, the BBC reported on November 3. The Moroccan information minister said the issue breached the country’s press code, but did not specify the precise content regarded as offensive. ” The issue discusses the relationship between Christianity and Islam, and Christian Makarian, an editor of L’Express, said that the magazine tried to be sensitive to Muslim opinions and did not understand the reasons for the ban.  L’Express said on its website that the article was published ahead of a meeting this week in Rome between Christian and Muslim scholars to “help the dialogue between Islam and Christianity.”

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