Arab Parliament slams BJP’s remarks against Prophet Muhammad

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Arab Parliament

Cairo : The Cairo-based Arab Parliament has strongly condemned and rejected the “irresponsible remarks” made by two former spokespersons of the ruling party in India against Prophet Muhammad.

In a statement issued on Monday, the Arab Parliament said that “such statements completely contradict the principle of tolerance and interfaith dialogue”, which “leads to a state of tension and hatred between religions”.

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The legislative body of the Arab League also expressed surprise that “such statements are issued by political officials who are supposed to be keener on spreading the values of moderation, tolerance and dialogue between religions and civilizations, and confronting extremist ideas that feed sedition and religious hatred”.

The Arab Parliament also called for the “necessity of realizing the great difference between freedom of expression and respect for the beliefs of others, stressing that it is not possible in any way to accept insulting religions and their sacred symbols under the pretext of freedom of opinion and expression”, the statement added.

Nupur Sharma, who was a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson, has been suspended by the party’s leadership, and the party’s Delhi unit media head Naveen Jindal has been expelled.

The BJP has said that the party’s view is to respect all religions.

The controversial statements have set off an international furore.

Several Muslim nations, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Indonesia and Iran, as well as the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation and Muslim World League have officially protested their statements and demanded an apology.— IANS

4 COMMENTS

  1. ” The second defect of Islam is that it is a system of social self-government and is incompatible with local self-government, because the allegiance of a Muslim does not rest on his domicile in the country which is his but on the faith to which he belongs. To the Muslim ibi bene ibi patria [Where it is well with me, there is my country] is unthinkable. Wherever there is the rule of Islam, there is his own country. In other words, Islam can never allow a true Muslim to adopt India as his motherland and regard a Hindu as his kith and kin.”
    B.R. Ambedkar (Pakistan or the Partition of India)

    • Islam allows lndia to be called Muslims’ father land because according to lslamic belief Prophet “Adam ” ( the first man on earth ) was send to earth by God ( Allah ) on lslamic holy land of lndia / lndian sub-continent and mother land to be Mecca ( Makkah) / Arabian peninsula where Mother Hawwa ( Eve ) was sent on earth from Heaven.

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