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

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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