European Union should take notice of Anti-Islam Caricatures–Muhammad Farooq Rehmani
Press release: 20, September,2012
The Chairman of The Jammu & Kashmir People’s Freedom League, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani has strongly condemned the anti-Prophet PBUH caricatures of a French magazine Charlie Hebdo to that is to be republished and re-sold in large numbers on Friday, across Europe, urging the European Union to ban the controversial copies and its distribution in Europe. He said whether it was the ant-Islam US film or were the profane French caricatures or any other insulting material, there was no justification in the name of the freedom of speech or right to humiliating caricatures in any religion, or universal moral code.
Muhammad Farooq Rehmani emphasized the French judiciary to act against the disputed French magazine firmly as it had done against an another magazine for publishing topless pictures against the Duchess of Cambridge in the last week.
He welcomed the decision of the Federal cabinet of Pakistan to declare Friday as the day of Love for the Prophet Muhammad SAWS, hoping the Muslims across the country would express their sentiments peacefully and in line with the teachings of Quran and Sunnah. He urged the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to initiate necessary and solid measures along with the OIC leadership in the forthcoming United Nations annual Session to prevent irresponsible states, or organizations or writers from mocking religions, holy scriptures and prophets of God on earth. The future of humanity and peace of the world rested upon respecting the religious beliefs of human communities. Freedom of speech, or publications or caricatures to malign or mock religions and messengers of God, couldn’t be granted or tolerated by humanity in any country. As per Muslims the world leaders should acknowledge it, or face the consequences.