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Some Muslim Countries Blocking Latest “Charlie Hebdo” Issue

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Getty 011515 LineToBuyCharlieHebdo?  SQUARESPACE CACHEVERSION=1421353557070People lined up in front of a newsstand to get their copies of the latest edition of Charlie Hebdo magazine only to find it sold out. Mehmet Kaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(ISTANBUL) — The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo continues to fly off newsstand shelves across France, but readers in some other countries may never get a chance to read it.

Some Muslim countries are taking measures to block access to the latest edition of the French satirical magazine, which came out Wednesday.

The current cover of the publication featuring a crying Prophet Mohammed is being denounced by leaders throughout the Muslim world as insulting and attempting to incite further violence.

Reacting to the magazine, Egypt’s president said the government can ban any publication that is offensive to Islam.

In Turkey, a newspaper that reprinted several pages of Charlie Hebdo had editions confiscated by authorities, though some copies made it to newsstands.


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