Tehran, Jan 28, IRNA — Iranian Jewish Rabbi Younes Hamami Lalehzar said political motives were behind the desecration of Islamic sanctities.
Referring to the recent publication of a blasphemous cartoon in a French magazine, he said the move had political reasons and those behind it sought to exploit the events that would follow the sacrilegious action.
On January 14, the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, whose Paris office was attacked by two gunmen on January 7, once again published a cartoon of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) on the cover of its new edition despite warnings that the move is provocative.
The sacrilegious move has drawn condemnation from Muslims all over the world.
Rabbi Hamami Lalehzar said true followers of monotheistic faiths should remain vigilant and respect one another’s beliefs and remain united.
He also noted that Iran’s Jewish community has protested against the French magazine’s blasphemous move.
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