German satirical magazine adds to Islam controversy
A German satirical magazine has entered the row over an anti-Islam Internet video made in the United States and the publication by a French weekly of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed.
Titanic presented the front page of its October edition showing a photo montage of Bettina Wulff -- wife of former German president Christian Wulff -- being embraced by a Muslim fighter wearing a turban and brandishing a dagger.
The headline says: "West Rises Up: Bettina Wulff Makes Film About Mohammed."
The magazine, which prints 100,000 copies a month, comes out on September 28.
Editor Leo Fischer said in an interview with weekly Der Spiegel: "Now Mohammed is on everybody's lips and we are reacting."
Bettina Wulff, who does not shy away from media attention, has been in the news over the past few days after the publication of her autobiography, in which she denies stories that have swirled about an alleged previous life in which she worked as call girl under the pseudonym "Lady Viktoria".
Titanic gave its backing to French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, but decided not to publish the caricatures. (continue reading...)