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In pictures: Thousands of Muslims protest against Charlie Hebdo cartoons at Downing Street

by LLB Reporter
9th Feb 15 10:47 am

Did you see Sunday’s protest in central London?

Thousands of British Muslims staged a protest at Downing Street yesterday (Sunday) against the “insulting” portrayal of the Prophet Mohammed in the Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

There were no arrests nor violence. The protest was against violence as well as the fact that religions and religious views can be severely disrespected under the banner of “freedom of speech”.

The protest was organised by the Muslim Action Forum (MAF).

The MAF said the terror attacks in Paris, carried out by killers claiming to avenge the prophet, were a “violation of Islamic law”.

The MAF explains on its website that the action was intended to “denounce the uncivilised expressionists reprinting of the cartoon image of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him”.

It added: “The global Muslim community shall not be hijacked by coldblooded killers or uncivilised expressionists.”

The protest was accompanied by a petition submitted to David Cameron signed by almost 107,000 people in support of the Declaration of Global Civility, which calls for people to be civil to one another and for greater dialogue and understanding between people of all walks of life.

The petition states that signees are against “reckless and malicious expressions”.

It also states: “I denounce the actions of all those people who are connected with the production of the cartoons of the Holy Prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him and believe that these actions are an affront to the norms of civilised society.”

Here are images of the protest from Twitter:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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