بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Tokyo publisher Daisan Shokan announced to publish a book containing Charlie Hebdo cartoons of the Holy founder of Islam prophet Muhammad(peace be upon him)
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Japan strongly condemns news from Mr.Akira Kitagawa President Tokyo publisher Daisan shokan .Such caricatures are extremely hurtful to all peace loving Muslims and just those fanatical extremists who have tarnished the image of Islam.
Daisan Shokan have allegedly justified their actions on the basis of defending their right to “freedom of expression“. However such vulgarity regarding any sacred person of any religion can never be justified.Freedom of expression is not a license to forget about the heartfelt sentiments of people.
National President & Missionary Incharge Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Japan stated:
“This is the huge responsibility of peace loving people to defend the honor and dignity of other religions and communities . Freedom of expression should not be used with irresponsibility. Hate speeches and hate comments only creates hate and controversies.
Mr.Anees said :The World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community advised the world’s media wielded great power and influence and so he called on all media organisations to exercise such influence with due responsibility.
“In this day and age the media has great power – if it is irresponsible then it can fuel disorder and unnecessarily provoke, but if it is responsible then it can play a great role in creating peace and harmony within society.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has spread throughout the world by adhering to its message of`Love for all,Hatred for none`.
It is further hoped that this sad episode does not result in the violent reaction that was witnessed in the world in few incidents before.As Muslims we defend the honor of the Holy Prophet of Islam Muhammad(saw) through our words and through our prayers and not through senseless violence that is never justified.