A leading Islamic organisation has called on the United Nations to make "contempt of religions" illegal and urged the West to protect Muslim communities following the attack on French magazine Charlie Hebdo.
Pakistan on Thursday condemned an Islamist attack on a French magazine that has outraged many Muslims for its irreverent cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed as "terrorism," despite its own tough laws forbidding blasphemy.
Expressing solidarity with the French satirical magazine whose office was attacked in Paris, controversial India-born author Salman Rushdie on Wednesday said like all other ideas, religions must be subject to satire.
The French magazine that reported President Francois Hollande`s affair with an actress has been fined for breach of privacy in a separate case brought by France`s culture minister, a lawyer said Friday.
Media across Europe on Friday reported allegations in a French magazine that President Francois Hollande is having an affair with an actress, but the way it was covered spoke volumes about the way politicians` private lives are treated in different countries.