Charlie Hebdo should apologise to Muslims: President Mamnoon

Says freedom of speech in any manner does not allow anyone to disrespect to other peoples’ religions and beliefs

Web Desk January 16, 2015
Demonstrators stage a protest against the printing of sacrilegious caricature by French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Lahore on January 16, 2014. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: President Mamnoon Hussain on Friday said that the French publication Charlie Hebdo should seek apology from Muslims for hurting their sentiments by publishing sacrilegious caricatures of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).

Strongly condemning the publication of blasphemous caricatures, the President said that freedom of speech in any manner does not allow anyone to disrespect the religious beliefs of other people, read a statement issued on Friday.

Emphasising that no one can be allowed to show disrespect to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), the president added that boundaries of freedom of expression end where the liberties and sentiments of others start.

He added that the French journal, by publishing such caricatures, has hurt the sentiments of the Muslims and therefore should seek their apology.


farhan | 6 years ago | Reply

Mr president you should apologise to your citizens for staying quiet On issues such as for no petrol, electricity, terrorism, illiteracy, instability, unemployment. Inflation etc first

someone | 6 years ago | Reply

How Many Muslims have apologized to France for killing of 12 people?

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