Speaker urges boycott of products from states blaspheming Islam

Iran Materials 6 April 2008 12:34 (UTC +04:00)
Speaker urges boycott of products from states blaspheming Islam

( IrNA ) - Majlis Speaker, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, on Sunday urged the Muslim World to boycott products from any country blaspheming Islam.

Addressing the first session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) in the new Iranian year (started March 20), he condemned sacrilege of Islamic sanctities by several European media.

He referred to such moves as the ugliest form of cultural assault and the clearest way of violation of human rights.

Haddad-Adel added that such moves are reaction to vigilance of the Muslim nations.

Several Islamic countries have strongly condemned a Dutch film blaspheming Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and Holy Quran.

The film, made by the far-right MP Geert Wilder, sets verses from the holy Quran against a background of violent images from terror attacks.

Called "Fitna," the film also features one of the Danish cartoons whose publication sparked violent protests in several countries two years ago.

Iran called the film heinous, blasphemous and anti-Islamic and appealed to European governments to block further distribution.

The Jeddah-based Organization of the Islamic Conference also added its voice to the growing criticism of the anti-Islam film.

The OIC said in a statement that the film defamed and denigrated "the Holy Quran, causing insult to the sentiments of more than 1.3 billion Muslims in the world."

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also condemned the film, calling it "offensively anti-Islamic" while urging calm.

"There is no justification for hate speech or incitement to violence," he said in a statement.