Insulting Muslims is an abuse of free speech, Iran’s Zarif says

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Secretary of State, US John Kerry a few years ago

DUBAI (Reuters) – Insulting Muslims is an “opportunistic” abuse of free speech, Iran’s foreign minister said on Monday, in an apparent reference to remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron perceived to be critical of Islam.

“Muslims are the primary victims of the ‘cult of hatred’,” the minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, tweeted, without directly addressing Macron.

“Insulting 1.9B Muslims—& their sanctities—for the abhorrent crimes of such extremists is an opportunistic abuse of freedom of speech. It only fuels extremism,” he added.

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