Poll: 42% of French believe Muhammad cartoons should not be published

Following terror attacks in French capital, new poll finds majority support stripping terror-affiliates of French nationality.

January 18, 2015 12:32
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A man poses with the new issue of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo at a cafe in Nice.. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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A poll published by IFOP (French Institute of Public Opinion) found that 42 percent of the French believe that publications should respect Muslim opinion and refrain from publishing cartoons of Muhammad, AFP reported.

Fifty percent said they support free-speech limitations on online platforms, including on social media sites.

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According to the report, a majority, 81%, of those polled, support stripping dual nationals who commit a terror attack on French grounds of their French nationality.

Sixty-eight percent backed banning citizens suspected of fighting in terror-controlled regions, such as Syria, from entering back into the country.

The poll was conducted last week, in the wake of terror attacks in the French capital that took the lives of 17 victims in attacks on Charlie Hebdo's offices and on a kosher supermarket.

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