French Muslim groups call for calm over new Charlie Hebdo cover

French Muslim groups called for calm on Tuesday ahead of the release of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed under the headline "All is forgiven".

AFP| Updated: Jan 13, 2015, 17:06 PM IST

Paris: French Muslim groups called for calm on Tuesday ahead of the release of the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine which features a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed under the headline "All is forgiven".

The French Council of the Muslim Religion and the Union of French Islamic Organisations released a joint statement calling for Muslims to "stay calm and avoid emotive reactions" to the new issue, to be published on Wednesday, a week after two jihadist gunmen stormed the Paris offices of the satirical magazine, killing 12.