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Rage over Charlie Hebdo fills streets of Pakistan

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 01:08

Pakistani protesters demand the cartoonist behind latest Charlie Hebdo Mohammad cartoon be hanged as lawmakers condemn the publication. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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--STORY CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE -- Anger fills the streets of Lahore in outrage over the latest Charlie Hebdo depiction's of the prophet Mohammad. One cleric is demanding the death sentence for the French cartoonists. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MUSLIM CLERIC AND PRESIDENT OF TEHREEK-E-SERAAT-E-MUSTAQEEM, MOHAMMAD ASHRAF ASIF JALALI, SAYING: "We demand the cartoonists be hanged. We demand their deaths because we love the holy prophet, peace be upon him, and holy Prophet is always in our hearts." The National Assembly is also weighing in, with Pakistan's lower house approving a resolution condemning the satirical French publication where 12 were gunned down last week. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEPUTY SPEAKER OF NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (LOWER HOUSE OF PARLIAMENT), MUTAZA JAVED ABBASI, SAYING: "I think the Ayes have it and, unanimously, the resolution is adopted." Pakistan DID condemn the attack along with a wide range of Muslim majority nations, but the depiction's of Mohammad are the source of growing outrage. More protests are expected in Pakistan after Friday prayers.

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Rage over Charlie Hebdo fills streets of Pakistan

Thursday, January 15, 2015 - 01:08