Last Update 21:22
Monday, 17 June 2019

Egypt's Al-Azhar condemns Dutch cartoons of Islamic prophet

The centre of Islamic learning said a 'sick imagination' is behind the Dutch cartoons that depicted Prophet Mohammed

Ahram Online , Thursday 25 Jun 2015
Geert Wilders
Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders attends a joint news conference at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, June 16, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2105
Share/Bookmark
Views: 2105

Egypt's Al-Azhar, the highest seat of Sunni Islamic learning, denounced on Thursday the "sick imagination" of cartoonists who depicted the Prophet Mohammed in the Netherlands.

The cartoons were aired a day earlier by an anti-Islam politician on Dutch national television.

The 100-year-old Al-Azhar has urged Muslims to ignore the "hateful terrorist act" which saw 10 cartoons featuring the prophet broadcast by politician Geert Wilders on Dutch national broadcaster NOS, using the public broadcast time allocated to political parties.

"The stature of the prophet of mercy and humanitarianism is greater and nobler than to be affected by cartoons that have no respect for moral restrictions or civilised standards," the statement read.

The Dutch politician said he was promoting "freedom of speech" after a Mohammad  cartoon competition in Texas was attacked by two gunmen who were shot dead by police.

For many Muslims, drawings of Mohammad are offensive and sacrilegious and such acts have in some incidents provoked deadly violence by extremists.

 

Short link:

 

Email
 
Name
 
Comment's
Title
 
Comment
Ahram Online welcomes readers' comments on all issues covered by the site, along with any criticisms and/or corrections. Readers are asked to limit their feedback to a maximum of 1000 characters (roughly 200 words). All comments/criticisms will, however, be subject to the following code
  • We will not publish comments which contain rude or abusive language, libelous statements, slander and personal attacks against any person/s.
  • We will not publish comments which contain racist remarks or any kind of racial or religious incitement against any group of people, in Egypt or outside it.
  • We welcome criticism of our reports and articles but we will not publish personal attacks, slander or fabrications directed against our reporters and contributing writers.
  • We reserve the right to correct, when at all possible, obvious errors in spelling and grammar. However, due to time and staffing constraints such corrections will not be made across the board or on a regular basis.
5



Micha
26-06-2015 12:55pm
354-
0+
Hypocrites
Cartoons. Yeah. What about your brothers in the the hole intire area, who kill poeple in the name of your god? Are pictures and drawings more worth than poeples life?
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
4



khan
26-06-2015 11:06am
0-
212+
congrate
How al zahar spoke about that matter ? first time we see azhar speaking . coz azhar always obey Europe and sisi . but after support sisi azhar lost power and respect .tyyeb west spy
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
3



Farhan
26-06-2015 07:58am
0-
313+
This is hateful act not terrorist act, but they are worst than terrorist because they are Nazis
They are on war against all Muslims as they were on war against Jews 70-80 years ago.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
2



Sam Enslow
26-06-2015 06:36am
0-
1+
Excellent reaction
This response to a hate monger is the correct one. It denied the hater the response he desired. Al-Azar took the high ground, and this action will damage the hate mongers far more than any violent response. Just as in Charleston, SC, the reactions of the victims destroyed the dreams of a murderer. Martin Luther King said words to the effect that Darkness cannot be fought with Darkness. It must be fought with Light.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
1



Aladdin, Alex
26-06-2015 02:46am
0-
0+
Nonsense
The prophet (SAWS) was massager of Allah (SWT and great teacher of humanity. Silly people talk silly that would not change realities. Title: You should remove "Egypt" from the title. It is called redundancy. Almost everyone knows that.
Email
 
Name
 
Comment's Title
 
Comment
Latest

© 2010 Ahram Online.