Iran’s Speaker: Muslims, Monotheists Strongly Condemn Malice of French Unwise Leaders
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said all Muslims and monotheists of the world unanimously condemn the adamant and unwise enmity of French leaders against the Prophet of Islam, describing their malice as the sign of their disbelief in God.
Qalibaf wrote in Farsi on his Twitter account on Sunday that the entire world of Islam and monotheists of the world are strongly opposed to the enmity against the Messenger of Mercy, by the unwise and obstinate leaders of France, adding that this conduct of shows the French leaders’ unfaith in God and enmity against all heavenly religions.
In recent weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing Muslims of "separatism", and he said previously that "Islam is a religion in crisis all over the world".
French President Emmanuel Macron
The incident in Paris coincided with a provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French magazine infamous for publishing anti-Islamic content, which has drawn widespread anger and outrage across the Muslim world.
The caricatures were first published in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands Posten, sparking a wave of protests.
In relevant remarks last week, the Iranian foreign ministry strongly deplored the “stubborn” continuation of blasphemous acts and remarks against the Great Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in France.
“Undoubtedly, the unacceptable and violent actions of a few extremists, which are originated from an extremist and deviant ideology in the Islamic world, and, ironically, is also owned by political partners close to the West and the US, no way can be a justification to insult and disrespect a heavenly figure respected by 1.8bln Muslims in the world,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Saturday.
“No doubt the unjustifiable position of the French officials is not an appropriate and prudent response to the extremism and violence that is condemned in its place, and it causes hatred more than ever as we are witnessing some suspicious and disgusting acts of insult to the holy Quran by a few extremist and anti-Islam streams in a number of European states which are strongly condemned,” he added.
Khatibzaden underscored Iran’s support for the Islamic countries’ position to deplore such acts, describing sacrilege of Islamic values and beliefs of Muslims as unacceptable and denounced.