TEHRAN (FNA) – Iran summoned the Danish ambassador to Tehran in protest over the reprinting of cartoons of the Prophet of Islam by leading Danish newspapers.
The report said that during a meeting between Foreign Ministry officials and the Danish envoy, the Iranian side strongly condemned Wednesday’s reprint, and demanded the Danish government take a “serious approach” to the case and prevent its recurrence.
Leading Danish newspapers reprinted the most insulting of the 12 cartoons of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) that enraged Muslims in early 2006 when they appeared in a range of Western newspapers and sparked wide protests across the Muslim world. Consequently, Muslim consumers around the world boycotted Danish products.
The drawing, by newspaper cartoonist Kurt Westergaard, depicts Islam’s prophet wearing a turban shaped like a bomb. Islamic law generally opposes any depiction of the prophet, even favorable.
Insistence of western, specially Danish, papers on insulting the prophet of Islam is definitely going to spark wide Muslim outrage across the world.