Iranian speaker raps French insults to Prophet of Islam
Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf lashed out at the French authorities for their “brazen hostility” towards Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny).
According to Tasnim news agency, in a post on his Twitter account on Sunday, Qalibaf said all Muslims and monotheists in the world would strongly condemn the “brazen hostility that the witless and rude authorities of France” have shown towards the great prophet of Islam.
The sinister actions from the shameless ones insulting Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny) reveals their blasphemous manner and hostility towards all divine religions, the top Iranian lawmaker added.
In recent weeks, French President Emmanuel Macron has attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing Muslims of "separatism," and claiming that "Islam is a religion in crisis all over the world."
Macron has also approved the publication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (Blessings of God upon him and his progeny) and stressed that his country would not give up the insulting cartoons despite harsh criticisms from Muslims.
Moreover, French teacher Samuel Paty raised controversy last week and provoked anger over showing defamatory cartoons of Islam's Prophet Mohammad to his students. Paty was decapitated by an 18-year-old assailant, identified as Chechen Abdullakh Anzorov, who was shot dead by police soon after the killing.
Meanwhile, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has censured attempts by French politicians to link Muslims and Islam with terrorism, amid growing anti-Islam sentiment due to hostile policies adopted by the European state.
The French interior ministry said a total of 73 mosques, private schools, and workplaces had been shut down since January “in the fight against radicalization.”
Last week, French police stormed a mosque in a densely-populated suburb in the northeast of Paris, as part of a crackdown on Muslims in the wake of the French teacher's beheading, Press TV reported.
The interior ministry said the mosque in Pantin, which has some 1,500 worshipers, would be shut for six months.