|Demos held in Tehran to condemn French magazine’s blasphemy||
TEHRAN – Demonstrations were held in Tehran on Thursday and Friday to condemn a French magazine for publishing a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad (S) on Wednesday.
The magazine fueled the anger of the world’s Muslims, who had already been incensed by a California-made film insulting the Prophet (S).
The worshippers attending this week’s Friday prayers in Tehran held a demonstration and issued a statement in condemnation of the French magazine after the prayers.
In the statement, the worshippers said that the enemies of Islam are seeking to isolate the followers of the Prophet(S) and impede or stop the progress of current revolutions through publishing such blasphemous cartoons and insulting the Prophet (S).
The worshippers emphasized that the blasphemy against the Prophet (S) is a conspiracy hatched by the United States and the Zionist regime.
“The enemies describe any kind of Muslims’ resistance as ‘terrorism’ to unite their allies against it (the resistance),” the worshippers noted.
In the statement, the French Muslims were asked to bring the perpetrators of the blasphemy to justice.
In conclusion, the statement said that any measure by Muslims, in response to the sacrilege, should be prudent and within the framework of the Supreme Leader’s orders.
A number of university and seminary students also held a demonstration in front of the French Embassy in Tehran on Thursday to condemn the blasphemy by the French magazine.
The students shouted various slogans including “Yes to Prophet Muhammad” and “Down with France”.
West’s silence led to continuation of blasphemy in French weekly
In a press release published on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the West’s silence over the blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad (S) led to the French weekly’s act of sacrilege.
Mehmanparast called the sacrilege a continuation of a conspiracy orchestrated by the Zionist regime and said that the French government should understand Muslims’ religious sentiments and condemn such insulting measures.
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