Ayatollah Reza Ramezani, Secretary General of Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly, rejected sacrilege of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) stressing that as disrespect to rationality, morality, courtesy and honor.
Top cleric made the comments in an online meeting on “Respect for Religions and Freedom of Expression” held by Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly in collaboration of Islamic Center of London and stressed desecration of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) cannot be justified as freedom of expression.
The cleric said,” Disrespect is not included among the disciplines of freedom of expression.”
“The key mission of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is to promoted blessings among all people and all can live at peace and security” noted the cleric and added,” This peace means fair peace for everyone,”
Ayatollah Ramezani slammed sacrilege of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in some countries as contrastive with rationality and that it is not classified as freedom of expression.
He said,” Among the disciplines of “freedom of expression” there is no such thing as disrespect” and added,” Freedom of expression exists in criticism of the state and thoughts though criticism is not married to disrespect.”
Secretary General of Ahlul Bayt (AS) World Assembly stressed,” Among worldly agreed ethics is to avoid disrespecting prophets, hence, to desecrate Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is to reject the role model of rationality, morality, courtesy and honor.”
He rejected making affiliation between violence and prophets and said,” We condemn any extremist behavior among Muslims, Jews, Christians or other religions.”
Top cleric referred to article 26 of world human rights charter on expansion of friendship and peace among all people as a mission of education demanding,” Is disrespecting the prophet followed by more than 1.5 billion Muslims a way to expand friendship among nations?”
Senior Iranian cleric made the comments in an online meeting on “Respect for Religions and Freedom of Expression” which was held in condemnation of Qur’an burning in Sweden and reprinting of sacrilegious cartoon by satirical French magazine, Charlie Hebdo.