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No bail for 'anti-Islam filmmaker'

A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world has been held without bond at his bail hearing in Los Angeles for violating the terms of his probation.

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Head of Paris Mosque: Prophet cartoon an 'act of cowardice'

The head of the Paris Mosque has slammed French Magazine Charlie Hebdo for publishing cartoons satirising the Prophet Mohammed.

Head of Paris Mosque, Dalil Boubakeur speaks to a news conference. Credit: Reuters

Dalil Boubakeur told a news conference that the magazine's actions were "psychotic": "It is obvious that we condemn in the strongest possible terms the caricatures of Charlie Hebdo.

"We feel pity for the authors, who thought it useful to choose a period with particular cowardice - a period where there are difficulties in relations between Islam and public order. They are adding oil to the flames".

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