Iran’s House of Press sent a letter of protest to French Ambassador to Tehran Bruno Foucher and condemned the French weekly, Charlie Hebdo, for publishing a cartoon of Islam's Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
Signatories to the letter of Iran’s House of Press said that the move by the French magazine was against humanity and human logic and nature.
They said that Charlie Hebdo should apologize to Muslims for insulting their holy Prophet (PBUH).
“The move made by director of Charlie Hebdo has hurt all truth-seeking people on the planet and was protested even by leaders of non-Islamic faiths,” read the letter.
Noting that the act of the French magazine was “a clear example of escaping the law,” the letter urged Paris to show an appropriate reaction to the insulting move of Charlie Hebdo in order to heal the hurt feelings of the lovers of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) as well as those of the men of wisdom and tolerance.
The letter called for a proper reaction by Paris which would “suit the glorious history of France.”
Condemning the insulting move, officials of the Iranian Press House said the act was against articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on freedom of expression and opinion.
Noting that the terrorist attack against Charlie Hebdo was made by a number of “ignorant French nationals of Algerian origin,” the letter said relating their act to Islam would only be the continuation of the policy of Islamophobia which was being persuaded by media propaganda of certain western countries.