French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, which has long faced Muslim ire over publishing holy Prophet Mohammed's cartoons in the past, disclosed its plans to release an educational comic book biography on the prophet.
The publisher said that he first got the idea of publishing the comic book on Mohammed when a Danish newspaper sparked the Muslim ire by publishing the prophet's cartoon six years ago.
"Before having a laugh about a character, it's better to know him. As much as we know about the life of Jesus, we know nothing about Mohammed," Charb alias Charlie Hebdo's publisher and the comic's illustrator.
He added that Franco-Tunisian researcher known only as Zineb has compiled the biography and is authorized by Islam itself, hoping that Muslim minds could not find anything inappropriate.
Charlie Hebdo hit world headlines in September this year when it published prophet's cartoons over a low-budget American film, which insults the holy Muslim figure.
Last year, firebombs hit Charlie Hebdo's offices.
Charb is currently living under police protection after receiving several threats over his life.
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