(Agence France-Presse) A French satirical magazine, whose offices were fire-bombed after it published cartoons lampooning the prophet Muhammad, published on Wednesday a comic book biography of Islam’s founder.

The editor of Charlie Hebdo weekly has insisted that the new book, titled “The Life of Muhammad”, was a properly researched and educational work prepared by a Franco-Tunisian sociologist.

“It is a biography authorized by Islam since it was edited by Muslims,” said Stephane Charbonnier, who was also the illustrator of the book whose front page shows the prophet leading a camel through the desert.


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