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Iranian lawmakers slam republication of insulting cartoons of Prophet Muhammed

Hooman Abedi
Press TV, Tehran

The Iranian lawmakers have slammed the publishing of insulting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad saying the French government is to fuel Islamophobia.

They said the French president’s support for the blasphemous move hurts Muslim sentiments as they are preparing to celebrate his birth anniversary. Also, the Christian MP who criticized Emmanuel Macron’s support for the move saying that an insult to Muslims’ prophet is an insult to Christians.

While people continue to express anger by staging protests and supporting a boycott of French products, the French President has attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing them of separatism. He also described Islam as a religion in crisis all over the world.

Apart from the lawmakers, government officials and the armed forces, a group of Iranian people mostly university students gathered in front of the French embassy in Tehran to vent out anger at the blasphemous move.

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