Qabalan denounces French obstinacy in publishing images insulting to the Holy Prophet
25 Oct 2020
Lebanon - Supreme Islamic Shiite Council Head, Sheikh Abdel-Amir Qabalan, denounced in a statement on Sunday, "the official French intransigence by publishing insulting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, in an irresponsible act that lacks wisdom, nourishes racism and contradicts all religious teachings, and identifies with the Zionist ideology that stores hostility to all religions and their symbols."
"Offending the figure of the Holy Prophet denotes an aggression unaccepted by reason or religion, in addition to its opposition to the freedom of opinion and expression reflected through respecting the beliefs of others and reverence towards their symbols," the statement added.
Qabalan held the French authorities responsible for the repercussions of their provocative position, "which we consider a sin that should be undone, as it represents an offense to all believers of the monotheistic religions, and a violation of the sanctity of the prophets, especially the Prophet Muhammad, the messenger of mercy to the world."
Finally, Qabalan called on the Islamic and Christian authorities to "confront every act that harms the status of the prophets and their sanctity," and for "the widest condemnation campaign at the level of states and peoples to deter and punish those who are tempted to insult religious symbols, especially the Holy Prophet Muhammad."