Iran: Threatens retaliation against Charlie Hebdo for insulting Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Tehran: Iranian General Hossein Salami has hinted revenge against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo for drawing insulting sketches of Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

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The French magazine Charlie Hebdo published a series of insulting cartoons of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, causing tension between Iran and France.

Charlie Hebdo Magazine’s insulting of Iran’s top political figure and religious leader has brought condemnation statements from Iran’s top officials, including the president, foreign minister and generals, while also protesting in front of the French embassy in Tehran. has been.

General Hossein Salami, head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, said in his statement that “Muslims will surely take revenge on Charlie Hebdo” sooner or later.

Major General Hussain Salami speaking in Zahedan said that the owner of Charlie Hebdo magazine should remember the fate of Salman Rushdie, who dared to insult the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him) and the Holy Quran 33 years ago and He went into hiding in Europe, but after many years, a brave young man rose up and took revenge on Salman Rushdie and there was no one to save him at that time.

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It should be noted that Salman Rushdie had written a controversial book called ‘The Satanic Verses’ which was published in 1988, which clearly blasphemed Islam (peace be upon him), the founding verse of the Islamic revolution. Allah Khomeini had issued a fatwa on Salman Rushdie’s murder.

The general of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said that Charlie Hebdo has already committed blasphemy (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) by publishing insulting sketches of two scholars in the past, and now it made a grave mistake by publishing sketches of Ayatollah Khamenei. .

In his address, the Iranian general threatened the French magazine with revenge “sooner or later”, but did not specify the nature of the revenge against Charlie Hebdo.


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