The Islamic Motion in Nigeria, IMN, has condemned French President, Emmanuel Macron over alleged replica of what it described as offensive cartoons of Prophet Muhammed by Charlie Hebdo, a French weekly satirical journal.
IMN mentioned that Charlie Hebdo’s determination to breed the offensive cartoons has as soon as once more evoked robust response from Muslims worldwide.
“The blasphemous caricatures damage the feelings of tens of millions of Muslims the world over,” IMN, in any other case often known as Shiites, mentioned in a press release signed by its Spokesman, Ibrahim Musa, and made out there to DAILY POST on Tuesday.
The IMN condemned the publication as a felony act, including that it reinforces hate speech and can whip up the sentiments of Muslim trustworthy.
“The efforts of French authorities, particularly President Macron, to clarify this inside the context of the liberty of expression, are unacceptable,” Shiites mentioned.
The Nigerian Islamic group mentioned republishing the cartoon is a deliberate intimidation of Muslims and an uncivilized motion which might create rifts between spiritual communities.
The group questioned why the French legislation doesn’t prohibit such assaults on religions.
President Macron had dismissed the publication as freedom of expression and IMN famous that “Freedom of expression doesn’t provide the licence to hurt the feelings of others.
“Whereas the French normally and Charlie Hebdo, particularly, proclaim their absolute proper to freedom of expression, that is merely not true.
“Additionally hours after the French chief defended Charlie Hebdo’s proper to publish offensive cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, he launched an offended tirade towards a journalist who printed an unflattering story.
“The meltdown over the report stood in stark distinction to feedback made by the French president simply hours earlier. Therefore freedom of expression isn’t any license to disparage Islam.
“Then, the query arises, why do Western publications and politicians so readily bask in Islamophobic rhetoric and insult the revered personalities of Islam?
“It’s all a query of energy. The West feels it has the ability and it considers Muslims to be weak and, due to this fact, can insult and humiliate them.
IMN mentioned the answer to this downside is for Muslims to get united to confront these it described as their enemies.