Charlie Hebdo attackers, Paris (image, Reuters )
The Islamic Emirate, Afghanistan Taliban have released a statement condemning those who commit “blasphemous action” against the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This follows an attack on the offices of Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in Paris which was targeted by brothers Said and Cherif Kouachi on 7th January 2015 leaving 12 people dead. The assault in Paris was carried out allegedly under AQAP guidance following publications of illustrations mocking the Prophet (PBUH) see,
“Charlie Hebdo attack: Three Days of terror” (BBC),
Statement of Islamic Emirate concerning the blasphemous action against the Prophet of Islam (PBUH) in France
A few years ago several immoral individuals in France published cartoons of the beloved Prophet of Islam – peace and blessings be upon him – and termed it as freedom of speech, aggravating the sensitivities of the Muslims worldwide while also lifting the veil from the western heretical culture.
An attack was carried out last week, bringing the perpetrators of the obscene act to justice however blasphemous notions against the great Prophet of Islam – peace and blessing be upon him – were again published from the same address today, once again opening the door to provoking the sensitivities of nearly one and a half billion Muslims.
We strongly condemn this repugnant and inhumane action and consider its perpetrators, those who allowed it and its supporters the enemies of humanity.
Profanity against religions and religious sanctities is an unforgivable crime which is loathed and hated by the entire humanity.
We sincerity believe that such immoral actions can never harm the great honorable character of the Prophet of Islam – peace and blessings be upon him – and his status as the savior of mankind rather it only exposes the true faces of the enemies of humanity.
We call on the world especially heads of all concerned states to prevent such abhorrent actions from further harming world peace, the beliefs and sacrosanctity of over a billion people is desecrated and the world is pushed further into the fire of hatred and war.
The entire Islamic and non-Islamic world, as human beings, have a responsibility to condemn and prevent every action which transgresses against religions and its sanctities, offends people and pushes nations into taking retaliatory actions.
In regards to the leaders, elite and common folk of the Islamic world we must say that such events are very extreme tests for our faith and beliefs. If the Muslims keep silent in face of such incidents due to some impediments or take a neutral stance between Kufr (disbelief) and Islam or side with Kufr instead of Islam and search for excuses for this disgusting action of the Kuffar (unbelievers) then they should fear for their Emaan (faith).
The prophet of Allah (SWT) – peace and blessings be upon him – is not only the leader of the Muslims rather he is a guide for the whole humanity, a founder of human edification, a partition line between ignorance and enlightenment and a architect of ethical, intellectual and civil progress. The smallest of blasphemy against him is not only treachery against his noble essence rather it is looking down upon humanity and civilizations therefore all who believe in humanity must renounce and stand against such repugnant lowlife deeds.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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Charlie Hebdo published a “Survivors Issue” a week after the attack which sold out with the magazine increasing publication from 60,000 to 5 million copies. It depicted the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on the cover of the magazine, weeping as he holds up a sign saying “I am Charlie” below is the headline “All is forgiven”. The Islamic Emirate and many other Muslims around the world are in no mood to forgive though some Muslim leaders urged restraint and asked that people do not take revenge.
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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.