Tehran’s provisional Friday Prayers Leader Ayatollah Mohammad Emami Kashani condemned the insults leveled against the prophet of Islam (PBUH) in a recent US-Israeli movie and a French magazine, and said such sacrilegious moves indicate that enemies are deeply fearful of the Islamic Awakening.
Stressing that the objective behind production of the anti-Islam film insulting Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is to humiliate the Islamic sanctities, Ayatollah Kashani added that they have experienced a heavy blow from Islam and they fear the ever-increasing wave of the Islamic awakening.
“The film insulted not only Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), but it also disrespected the divine messengers,” he said, addressing a large congregation of worshippers on Tehran University Campus here in Tehran on Friday.
Outrage is growing across the Muslim world over the five-million-US dollar movie that has been financed by more than 100 Jews and produced by an American-Israeli man in the US.
The film called “Innocence of Muslims”, previously called Desert Warriors and Innocence of Bin Laden, is a 2012 anti-Muslim film about Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The film was being promoted by a Florida pastor, Terry Jones, known for previous Koran-burning stunts that angered Muslims in various countries.
Since the release of the sacrilege film, protesters have attacked US embassies in Libya, Egypt and Yemen over the movie. The US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi earlier this month.
The western media first tried to convince non-Muslims across the globe that Muslims have taken to streets because religious rules ban depicting the prophet in any form, but the reality is that the film openly levels repeated and continued insults to Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).