Saudi Arabia has condemned the Charlie Hebdo cartoon which is seen as an insult to Islam’s Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in France.
A statement from the Foreign Ministry strongly condemned any attempt to link terrorism to Islam.
The statement called for the avoidance of provocation, insults to any religion in the name of freedom of expression.
“We condemn any attempt to tarnish the image of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), and we condemn any act of terrorism or whoever committed it,” the statement said.
Many Muslim countries have boycotted French products, in part in anger at President Emmanuel Macron’s move to protect the cartoon.
French-made products have already been removed from stores in Kuwait, Jordan and Qatar.
Protests have also taken place in Libya, Syria and the Gaza Strip.