MMU Slams Macron’s Islamaphobic Remarks

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SRINAGAR: Jammu Kashmir Mutahida Majlis-e-Ulema (MMU)  Tuesday denounced the appalling Islamophobic remarks of French president Emanuel Macron.

MMU – the conglomerate of religious organisations of Jammu & Kashmir, said that  the French leader’s remarks on  Islam – a religion to which peace, humanity and mercy are intrinsic values , expose his ignorance about Islam.

In a strongly worded statement, the MMU which comprises Anjuman Auqaf Jamia Masjid, Dar-ul-Uloom Raheemiya, Muslim Personal Law Board, Jamiat Ahle Hadees, Jama’at-e-Islami, Anjuman Shari Shiayan, Karwaan-e-Islami, Ittihad-ul-Muslimeen, Anjuman Himayat-ul-Islam, Jamiat Hamdania, Anjuman Ulema-e-Ahnaaf, Dar-ul-Uloom Qasmia, Dar-ul-Uloom Bilaliya, Anjuman Nusrat-ul-Islam, Anjuman Mazhar-ul-Haq, Jamiat-ul-Aima Wal Ulema, Anjuman Aima Wa Mashaa’ikh Kashmir, Dar-ul-Uloom Naqshbandiya, Dar-ul-Uloom Rasheediya, Ahl-e-Bayt Foundation, Madrasa Kanz-ul-Uloom, Perwaan-e-Wilayat, Auqaf Islamiya Khurram Sarhama, Anjuman Tanzeem-ul-Makaatib, Muhammadi Trust, and other social and educational organisations, said that it is extremely unfortunate  and dangerous to world peace that such provocative remarks come from the head of a state . The disrespect shown to Islam and our beloved and merciful Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) is highly condemnable.

MMU remarked that under the garb of “freedom of expression “blasphemous content and cartoons are being  encouraged with least regard to the pain and sadness it causes to millions of Muslims across the world and those who revere the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh). It often seems a deliberate and mischievous attempt being carried out, since the publication of the blasphemous caricatures by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2006, and now in the blessed month of Rabi-ul-Awal, which marks the birth of the Prophet of Islam to hurt the sentiments of Muslims worldwide.

MMU said that the “The Muslims of Jammu & Kashmir stand in solidarity with the Muslim World over such a sensitive issue. The attempt to malign Islam or our beloved prophet will at all costs be repelled”, MMU said.

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