Duelling biopics of Muhammad reflect differing traditions of Sunni and Shia Islam over depiction of the Muslim prophet.
A French satirical magazine has published a comic book biography of Prophet Muhammad.
The Orientalist scholar W Montgomery Watt wrote of Muhammad, the prophet of Islam: "Of all the world's great men, none has been so much maligned."
Spanish political satire magazine El Jueves has published a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad on its cover, soon after protests rocked the Muslim world.
Protests against insults to Prophet Muhammad turned violent in Pakistan, killing at least 15, but remained mostly peaceful in other Arab countries.
France has stepped up security and appealed for calm after a magazine published naked cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that risks fanning outrage.
Even in the hardest of cases such as this anti-Islamic film, the old arguments against censorship remain the best.
Anti-Western protests against a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad has abated, but US policy in the Muslim world remains overshadowed by the video.
Protesters have marched on US embassies across the Middle East over a film deemed insulting to the Prophet Muhammad.
The search for those behind the film implicated in violence in Egypt and Libya has led to a California Coptic Christian convicted of financial crimes.
Barack Obama has underscored the bond between the US and Libya, but vowed to hunt down those behind the possibly premeditated killing of the US envoy.
YouTube says it will not remove a film mocking the Prophet Muhammad entirely from the site, but it has blocked access to the clip in Egypt and Libya.
Attacks on US diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya, sparked by a film that accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad, have left one person dead.
Malaysian authorities have detained a young Saudi journalist who fled his country after Twitter comments he made about the Prophet Mohammed.
Danish and Swedish police said on Wednesday they had arrested five people on suspicion of planning an attack at a building in Copenhagen.
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