Cleric calls for biggest campaign against Charlie Hebdo's sacrilegious measure
Senior Lebanese cleric has blasted the recent desecration of Islamic sanctities by Swedish far-right group and French weekly urging for the biggest campaign against sacrilege of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
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Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan, chairman of the Supreme Shia Council in Lebanon has censured French weekly, Charlie Hebdo, for reprinting cartoons which disrespect the prophet of Islam calling that shameful act revealing the hostility of some sick minds, reported Taqrib News Agency (TNA).
He said," This desperate move will not provoke Muslims though all pious people demand punishment for the heinous measure."
Lebanese cleric stressed that the desecration of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) will not inflict the least damage to popularity of the person with the best ethics defined as "blessing for the entire world."
"This disgraceful measure has revealed the hideous nature of perpetrators" said the top cleric on reprinting of controversial cartoons by Charlie Hebdo and stressed that in contrast with freedom of expression.
Sheikh Qabalan noted that as factor intensifying Zionist-backed Islamophobia which targets image of Islam.
Senior Lebanese scholar called on Muslim and Christian authorities to confront the French weekly and any movement which targets holy prophets.
French paper Charlie Hebdo reprinted much controversial cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) it had firstly printed in 2015. The move has irked Muslims across the globe as religious leaders have issued messages and launched campaigns in condemnation of the sacrilege.