Skip to comments.'Blasphemous' Muhammad Cartoons Will Lead to World War III, Claims Pakistani Islamist Politician
Posted on 01/30/2015 7:23:40 AM PST by SeekAndFind
The leader of Pakistani politico-religious party Jamaat-e Islami is claiming that the Western "extremist standpoint" on the freedom of news organizations to publish "blasphemous caricatures" of Islam's prophet Muhammad will ultimately lead to World War III.
In addressing the thousands in attendance at a Friday protest over the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which publicized cartoons portraying Muhammad, the influential chief of the Jamaat-e Islami party, Sirajul Haq, demanded that the United Nations make laws designed to prevent the media and others from mocking religious personalities.
Haq explained that the West's leniency and tolerance in dealing with those who mock Islam by publishing Muhammad's image could lead to yet another Great War, The Express Tribune reports.
"The path that the West has chosen will take the world to a third world war," Haq asserted.
Although many in Western nations see the employees of Charlie Hebdo as victims of a violent extremist attack against freedom of press, freedom of speech and freedom of religion, thousands of Muslims, including moderate Muslims, have angrily protested over the magazine's publicized and distributed depiction of their prophet.
Although the Quran doesn't explicitly say that depicting Muhammad is forbidden, a number of Muslim teachings have expressly prohibited such portrayal of the prophet.
Haq also demanded that France apologize for allowing Charlie Hebdo to hurt the feelings of "billions of Muslims across the world." Other protesters urged for a boycott of French products.
Another Jamaat-e Islami activist, Abdul Mastan, demanded that the Pakistani government bar the French ambassador from Pakistan.
On Friday, a coalition of religious parties in Pakistan made up of Jamaat-e Islami, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl and Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat, issued bounties on the staff of Charlie Hebdo who were responsible for creating cartoons with Muhammad's caricature depicted.
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Bring it on.
Let’s remind ourselves... Pakistan has nuclear weapons.
Yeah, but after Jan. 20th, 2017.
Bring it on girly-men!
Could be why only the middle east is mentioned in Revelation.
I hope they hold off until we have an American as Commander In Chief.
Three words: BRING IT ON!
We would then have a target. Send in the B-52’s.
..hey Haq, try riding inside once in a while..pay the fair, so you don't get that venturi effect sweeping through that empty head of yours
A first strike using nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and stealth bombers, would make short work of their nukes.
I say “Bring it on”. Actually I wish they would say what cartoon would be enough to start WW3 with them. I’d go to art school just so I could learn how to draw it.
If that’s ALL it takes then the grievances are already there among the muslim world.
How many of the world’s billion muslims (many of whom HAVE NO CHOICE in their nations, what with prohibitions on other faiths and death penalties for converting away from Islam) would even stand with them in that war?
Where’s that “co-existence” that liberals claim Islamists want
? CO means equal, not subservient to Islam.
Before you mae a move ragheads, wait till Pres. Cruz is CIC.
NYC gets nuked, 12,000,000 vaporized Democrat lawyers and bankers who produce nothing, build nothing, say no truths.
Tell me the downside, here. I live on the other coast. I'd miss Nathan's, but...
This war has been going on continuously.
It is only now that there is demographic delusion to believe that a singular violent overthrow of the West is now possible.
There are many reasons why this delusion has come to the fore but nothing will prevent the catastrophic losses for those like ISIS Hezbollah and so many more groups.
Eventually Hiroshima like lessons will lead to an understanding about what the limits of interpreting Islam violently are.
Today we still have millions of followers of Shintoism. But today, they know, ‘hey, lets not take this too far.’
That lesson is coming in the 21st century for the Middle East.
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