Title: French ambassador is not allowed to speak in Sudan’s center
Author: SudaneseOnline News
Date: 01-19-2015, 00:44 AM
Jan 18, 2015-Khartoum-SudaneseOnline-French ambassador, Bruno Aubert, to Sudan has not been allowed to speak in a conference organized by Khartoum-based Tayba Press media center on Sunday in protest against French newspaper Charlie Hebdo's cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad
in statement the center said that prior to the time set for hosting urban development expert Michel Cantal-Dupart, the organizers were surprised upon the arrival of the French ambassador who expressed his desire to speak at the same podium, pointing out that this prompted organizers to reject his request and tell him that the platform is dedicated solely to Mr. Cantal-Dupart.
The center justified its step that its stance cannot be separated from the general approach of Muslims after the persistence of Charlie Hebdo on provoking Muslims in a manner that has no connection to freedom of expression.
Thousands of Muslims demonstrated across the world on Friday, venting fury over the new Prophet Muhammad cartoon that Charlie Hebdo published in the wake of attacks on its offices and elsewhere in Paris last week.
Many Muslims see any depiction of Islam's prophet as offensive, while many Western governments support Charlie Hebdo's position that publishing the cartoons is an exercise in freedom of expression.