Farah-Protests against franceThousands have gathered in Farah and Zabul provinces to condemn the publication of caricature of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him) by a French Magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Demonstrators chant slogans against Charlie Hebdo and France and demand punishment for those responsible for disrespect to Islam by publishing the cartoon of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him).

Demonstrators came to streets Sunday morning and temporarily blocked roads.

Before Farah and Zabul residents of Kabul, Nangarhar, Paktika, Ghazni and Logar provinces also protested the act of disrespect to Prophet Mohammad (s.a.a.w) by Charlie Hebdo.

Demonstrators in these provinces demanded Afghan government to cut relationship with France and close its embassy in Kabul.

Demonstrators blamed the government of France for negligence after Charlie Hebdo announced in advance that they are going to publish caricature of Prophet Mohammad (s.a.a.w) but did not take any action to stop them.

Charlie Hebdo this month again published caricature of Prophet Mohammad (s.a.a.w) in a very sensitive time.

Reports surfaced this month showed that about 14, 00 people in France have joined or planning to join the militant groups.

The responsibility of the 1st attack on Charlie Hebdo’s office in Paris on 7 JAN 2015 that left eleven of Hebdo’s workers killed was claimed by Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch.

AQAP which is Al-Qaeda’s Yemen branch claimed that the attack was carried out to revenge the publication of caricature of Prophet Mohammad (s.a.a.w) and threatened more attacks if France does not limit its Freedom of Speech.

After Al-Qaeda’s threats France deployed thousands of additional soldiers to protect sensitive sites across France.

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