The backlash over Charlie Hebdo rumbled on Monday after days of bloodshed in Niger, with a huge rally in Chechnya against the weekly`s cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Afghan protesters burning the French flag and Gazans levelling threats against France.
Police in Niger fired tear gas Sunday to break up a banned opposition demonstration in the capital Niamey, a day after deadly riots over the publication by France`s Charlie Hebdo magazine of a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed.
Almost half of French oppose publication of cartoons depicting Islam`s Prophet Mohammed, according to a poll Sunday, as global debate deepened on the limits of free speech in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings.
Five people were killed in the Niger capital on Saturday during violent riots against the depiction of the Prophet Mohammed on the cover of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, President Mahamadou Issoufou said.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday condemned the decision by French magazine Charlie Hebdo to show a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed on its cover following a deadly attack on its offices by Islamist gunmen.
A Turkish court on Wednesday ordered a block on websites featuring the controversial front cover of the first issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo since the massacre at its offices, as anger grew in the Islamic world over the edition.
Police have released two suspects detained after the firebombing of a German tabloid that published cartoons from the French satirical paper Charlie Hebdo mocking the Prophet Mohammed, officials said Monday.
A day after France forces brought the two sieges to a bloody end, an al Qaeda associate in Yemen late on Friday said that the group was responsible for carrying out terror attack on the Paris' satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, reports stated on Saturday.
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.
While the entire world is condemning the deadly terror attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo's office in Paris, Bahujan Samaj Party leader Haji Yakoob Qureshi has justified the shootout, hailing the Paris attack and said people disrespecting Prophet Mohammed deserve death.