Iran has condemned as a “provocation” French journal Charlie Hebdo’s republication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to mark the opening of the trial right into a 2015 assault on its places of work by Islamist extremists.
In an announcement issued late Thursday, the international ministry mentioned the reissue of the cartoons, first printed by a Danish newspaper in 2005, was an “insult” to multiple billion Muslims world wide.
“The offensive act by the French publication… is a provocation,” the ministry mentioned.
“Any insult or disrespect in the direction of Islam’s holy prophet… or the opposite prophets of God (the Jewish and Christian figures additionally recognised by Muslims)… is completely unacceptable,” it added.
It known as for freedom of expression for use in a constructive method to forge “larger understanding between religions”.
Twelve individuals, together with a few of France’s most celebrated cartoonists, had been killed on January 7, 2015, when brothers Mentioned and Cherif Kouachi went on a gun rampage on the journal’s Paris places of work.
The perpetrators had been killed within the wake of the bloodbath however 14 alleged accomplices within the assaults, which additionally focused a Jewish grocery store, went on trial in Paris on Wednesday.
Regardless of its outrage on the cartoons, Iran condemned the lethal assault on the paper’s places of work.
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