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Publish Date: 9:04 - 10 September 2020
Iranians protest in front of France’s embassy in the capital, Tehran, to vent their spleen at a French weekly satirical magazine for its recent reprinting of blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Iranians protest French magazine’s reprinting of offensive cartoons of Prophet MuhammadThe rally was held on Wednesday in condemnation of the decision by Charlie Hebdo to recirculate cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad.

The demonstrators from all walks of life, including university students, held placards in condemnation of the Islamophobic move.

They also criticized French President Emmanuel Macron’s refusal to condemn the blasphemous cartoons in the name of freedom of expression, arguing the move cannot be justified by any means under the pretext of freedom of speech.

The rallies also issued a statement, which condemned the heinous move, and said it violated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

“The move not only proved the false nature of the threadbare slogans of Western societies regarding freedom of expression, but it also explicitly revealed the complicity of the Zionist lobby in France in carrying out a plan aimed at diverting Muslims' attention away from behind-the-scene realities of crimes happening in West Asia,” read part of the statement.

IRGC slams reprinting of offensive cartoons as "Zionist-American scheme"

In a statement, Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) also condemned the reprinting of insulting cartoons in the strongest terms and said the move was a “Zionist-American scheme meant to deflect the global public opinion from ongoing plots in the West Asia region.”

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