A legal complaint has been filed against a French satirical magazine which published obscene cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
The complaint accuses the magazine of inciting hatred.
A little-known Syrian organisation lodged the complaint with prosecutors in Paris, who will decide if action should be taken against Charlie Hebdo.
France is braced for protests, with plans to close some embassies in foreign capitals on Friday.
Embassies, consulates, cultural centres and schools in some 20 countries are to shut as a precaution. Public protests in Muslim countries sometimes take place after traditional Friday prayers.
There are 65 million people living in France.
In 2009, 64 per cent of them brand them selves as Roman Catholics. But only five per cent of the people of France attend a Church on regular basis.
4 per cent say they are Muslims.
Even though the Muslim population of France is less than five millions, radical elements are representing a fifth column in Paris.
In the secular elite of France, there are people who side with Islam. Simply because they are frighten. They fear that radicals among the Muslims might kidnap their children, or send a suicide bomber to their homes or offices.
In solidarity with the magazine who have published the cartoons of Muhammad, we follow suit. This is a matter of principles.
Muslims must never be permitted to enforce the same spiritual slavery in Europe, as we see in the Muslim Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. Never.
Written by Ivar