Charlie Hebdo editor stands by his decision to publish the controversial Mohammed cartoons today

Even as the Senior Imam of the Grande Mosque slams him, Jean-Marc Ayrault, Prime Minister of France, defends Charlie Hebdo’s right to free expression.

The editor of French satirical magazine Charles Hebdo isn’t backing down from his decision to print a cartoon of a nude Muhammed after global protests against an anti-Islamic film. Riot police have been posted outside the magazine’s offices in Paris and the French government will close its embassies in 20 countries on Friday.(After Friday prayers is when Muslims like to come out and riot)