Saudi Arabia Denounces Republication of Offensive Caricatures of Prophet Muhammad

Published October 27th, 2020 - 05:09 GMT
Saudi Arabia flags   (Shutterstock)
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But a backlash against his comments saw protests in Muslim-majority countries over the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and residents setting fire to French flags in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Saudi Arabia denounced the republication of offensive caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, state news agency SPA reported.

The Kingdom further condemned any terrorist act, regardless of its perpetrator, and called for intellectual and cultural freedom to promote respect, tolerance and peace.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamist radicals after the Oct. 16 beheading of a history teacher, who had shown cartoons of the Prophet to pupils in a class discussion on free speech.

But a backlash against his comments saw protests in Muslim-majority countries over the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and residents setting fire to French flags in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

This article has been adapted from its original source.     


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