Iranian Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf and Secretary-General of the World Assembly of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati strongly condemned the insult to the Prophet of Islam Mohanmmad (PBUH) in France.
“In recent days, the low-minded enmity of the leaders of France with the Prophet of Islam Hazrat Muhammad (PBUH) has hurt the feelings of believers around the world,” said Qalibaf in the open session of Parliament on Monday.
“Those who do not tolerate the slightest words to themselves have now increased their ugliness and disrespect in their enmity with Islam and all the heavenly religions showing that they know nothing of humanity, kindness, and peace among human beings,” the Iranian speaker was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
For his part, Velayati issued a statement in which he condemned the insults to Prophet Mohammad.
“Following the global condemnation, we expected them to prevent publishing a magazine in France that have insulted the Prophet of Islam. However, the application of double standards and behaviors caused this polytheistic and anti-religious thinking to penetrate into the educational system of this country.”
“Extremism and desecration of the Prophet (PBUH) are two sides of the same coin used by international Zionism and global arrogance against pure Islam,” he added.
“False claimants of human rights, under the pretext of freedom of expression, commit the most insulting acts, crimes and evils, and in the face of the slightest opposition and criticism, they impose the most severe punishments and encounters, while they call themselves claimants of freedom of expression and human rights,” Velayati noted.
The Iranian officials’ remarks came as French President Emmanuel Macron said his country “will not give up cartoons” insulting the prophets.
Source: Iranian media