Today, Monday, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs informed the French ambassador to the Kingdom, Veronique Folland, of dissatisfaction Jordan The severe who published cartoons insulting to the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace.
In a meeting with the ambassador, Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi confirmed Amman’s position on the continued publication of these offensive cartoons, pointing out that insulting religious symbols and sanctities nurtures a culture of hatred, violence, extremism and terrorism, which the kingdom condemns, according to Jordan News Agency (Petra).
Safadi said that “insulting the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and all the prophets, peace be upon them, cannot be accepted under the rubric of freedom of expression,” stressing that “Jordan will remain a champion of the culture of peace and respect for the other and their sanctities, symbols and beliefs in confronting and defeating all forces of extremism, hatred and terrorism.
The Jordanian minister referred to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights in a ruling in 2018, that insulting the Messenger Muhammad, may God bless him and grant him peace, does not fall under freedom of expression.
Assault on Jordanians
Safadi informed the French ambassador of the need to expedite the investigation of the case of racist assault on Jordanian citizens Heba Abu Eid and Muhammad Abu Eid, and to bring their aggressors to justice as soon as possible.
He stressed the need for concerted efforts to combat the culture of hatred and discrimination, pointing out that the Kingdom continues in its policies that promote a culture of respect for others, and in its targeted initiatives to promote dialogue and cooperation, such as the Common Word initiative and the “Global Interfaith Harmony Week” initiative.
He explained that “the true religion of Islam is a religion of love and peace that respects the other, affirms the preservation of freedom of belief and worship, respect for the prophets and religious beliefs, and condemns all acts of violence and terror committed by some in complete contradiction to the message of the great Islam.”
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