Irish media asked not to publish images of Charlie Hebdo cover

Irish media asked not to publish images of Charlie Hebdo cover
Dr Ali Selim

Muslim leaders in Ireland are calling on the media here not to publish images of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo which goes on sale today.

It follows comments from Muslim cleric and academic Dr Ali Selim, who said he would take legal action under Ireland's blasphemy laws.

The latest Charlie Hebdo cover features a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed holding a "Je Suis Charlie" placard - under the headline "All is Forgiven".

Three million copies have been printed - with financial support from the French government, Google and the Guardian newspaper

It is one week since the Islamist attack on the magazine's office left 12 people dead.

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