Pakistan’s government on Sunday sought to distance itself from a cabinet minister’s offer of a $100,000 reward for killing the maker of an anti-Islam film that has triggered protests across the Muslim world.
The Louvre museum in Paris has opened a new, $131 million Islamic art wing with 3,000 precious artifacts dating from the 7th to the 19th centuries - including the oldest love letter in the Muslim world.
Pakistan’s railways minister Ghulam Ahmad Bilour has offered a $100,000 reward for killing the maker of the US film mocking prophet Mohammed. His comments came a day after 21 people died in violent protests against the “Innocence of Muslims” film.
French police turned out in force in Paris and other parts of the country on Saturday as they successfully enforced a ban on protests against a US-made film and cartoons published by a French magazine ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed.
At least 15 people were killed during anti-US protests in Pakistan on Friday, with thousands joining demonstrations in Karachi in the latest unrest sparked by an amateur film produced in the United States that insults the Prophet Mohammed.
INTERNATIONAL PAPERS, Friday 21 September: We look at what the Syrian President had to say in a rare interview to Egyptian media; The Daily Beast asks were Google executives right to host the ‘Innocence of Muslims’ on YouTube; The Independent looks at how Indian shopkeepers could compete with foreign investors likes Walmart; The Guardian looks at how a British man could have stumbled upon a £20mn painting by J.W. Turner at a golf club auction.
French embassies, consulates and international schools in 20 Muslim countries closed their doors on Friday for fear of a violent backlash over cartoons published earlier this week by Paris-based weekly Charlie Hebdo.
The US Embassy in Islamabad is spending $70,000 to run advertisements on Pakistani TV showing US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denouncing an anti-Islam video that has sparked protests in many Muslim nations.
In today's French press review, we discuss a new scientific study revealing that GM crops can cause tumours, liver and kidney problems in rats. Also in the papers: the controversial front page of Charlie Hebdo. The satirical French weekly published raunchy caricatures of Prophet Mohammed, sending shockwaves across the Muslim world.
A US judge on Thursday rejected a request by an actress who features in an anti-Islam amateur video to ban YouTube from showing the video's trailer. Cindy Lee Garcia said producers told her the video was about ancient Egyptians.