Insulting Prophet Muhammad is not free speech: Hezbollah

Lebanon’s resistance movement Hezbollah has denounced the publication of derogatory cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad, stating that an affront to Muslim sensibilities and Islam’s most revered figure cannot be justified as a right to free speech and opinion.

In a statement published on Sunday, Hezbollah expressed regret over disparaging tropes about Islam and the Prophet as well as the issue of Islamophobia in France.

“What was published in France hurt the feelings of more than two billion Muslims, including the Muslim and Arab communities that have lived in Europe and France for decades.”

Hezbollah stressed that “all false claims of freedom of opinion and expression cannot justify insulting Prophet Muhammad and disparaging divine religions and beliefs.”

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