LONDON, Feb 9 : Thousands of British Muslims protested against cartoons of Mohammad (SM) in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, in a demonstration near the office of Prime Minister David Cameron on Sunday.
The crowd marched to Downing Street holding signs reading "Charlie and the abuse factory", "We love Prophet Muhammad (SM) more than our lives", and "To insult is not freedom".
Speakers addressed the protest and held communal prayers, before representatives delivered a petition signed by over 100,000 British Muslims to Cameron's office.
The petition describes cartoons of Mohammad (SM) as "an affront to the norms of civilised society".
After a deadly jihadist attack on Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris in January, Londoners had queued to buy the following memorial issue which featured a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammad (SM) on its front cover.
However, most British media did not re-publish the cartoons which are offensive to Muslims as depictions of the founder of Islam are forbidden. ?AFP