Muslim World League condemns cartoon

The Saudi-based Muslim World League yesterday condemned the decision by Danish newspapers to reprint a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) but also urged Muslims not to overreact.

Muslim World League condemns cartoon
The organisation, which represents Muslim associations worldwide, expressed its "deep consternation" and denounced "the obstinacy in offending Islam and its Prophet," a statement on the official Saudi SPA news agency said.

It also warned that reprinting the controversial cartoon would lead to more hatred and urged Denmark to act to stop the insults against the Prophet (PBUH).

The statement also urged Muslims in Denmark to observe "restraint." "Muslims must not be drawn into a cycle of excessive reactions," it said.

On Wednesday at least 17 Danish newspapers published the controversial cartoon, to defend so-called "freedom of expression" a day after Danish police foiled a allegedly plot to murder the cartoonist.

Iran has summoned Denmark's ambassador to protest against the republication, and protests have also been voiced in Bangladesh, Kuwait and Pakistan. The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference have also condemned the publication.

Agencies


Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Şubat 2008, 17:44
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