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AFP – France bans naked pictures of Princess Kate…Meanwhile More Anti-Islam Cartoons on Their Way

Forget the free speech argument for a minute, but how does this look to the middle east and beyond when the French court moves swiftly to ban naked pics of the queen to be but not the cascade of new anti islam depictions that we are all bracing for here in the region… From AFP:

By Angus MacKinnon (AFP) – 19 hours ago

PARIS — Prince William and wife Catherine headed home from Tuvalu Wednesday after securing a ban on a French magazine distributing topless pictures of her and launching a criminal probe into how they were obtained.

French authorities on Tuesday banned Closer magazine from any further distribution of the paparazzi pictures of Prince William’s wife Catherine sunbathing topless in the south of France earlier this month.

An injunction granted by a court at Nanterre in the Paris suburbs ordered the magazine to hand over all forms of the pictures to the British royal couple within 24 hours or face a 10,000-euro ($13,000) fine for every day’s delay…

Written by nickbiddlenoe

September 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Posted in Uncategorized


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