Oct 28, 2020 13:49 UTC
  • Disrespecting Prophet insult to all Muslims, human values: President Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani has condemned the Islamophobic comments made by French and other Western officials, saying disrespecting to Almighty’s Last and Greatest Messenger, Prophet Muhammad (blessings of God upon him and his progeny) is equal to insulting all Muslims and human values.

“It is surprising that those who claim [to be advocating] culture and democracy somehow encourage others, albeit unintentionally, to [commit] violence and bloodshed,” he told a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.

Respect for others, morality and freedom were among the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAWA), he noted, stressing that vilification, insults and drawing offensive caricatures do not manifest democracy and humanity.

“It is surprising that the countries, which claim [to be promoters of] freedom, rights and law encourage people to insult each other and those loved by [other] people,” Rouhani said.

The president added, “The Westerners should understand that the great Prophet of Islam is loved by all Muslims and freedom-seeking people in the world. Insulting the Prophet is a violation of morality and an insult to all Muslims, divine Prophets and human values.”

Elsewhere in his address, Rouhani called on the Western countries not to meddle in the affairs of Muslims states.

“If the West, Europe and France are sincere about their efforts for peace and security, they should stop interfering in the affairs of Muslims,” he said.

A clear manifestation of the Western interventionism is war-torn Yemen, where impoverished people have been falling victim to the bombs supplied by the Westerners to the Saudi-led coalition of aggressors, Rouhani said.

He further hailed “the appropriate and decisive reaction” of the Muslim world to Western officials’ false statements, expressing hope that “those who have made a mistake would soon make up for it and return to the path of morality, justice and respect for all divine religions.”