UK Muslim body slams 'Jesus and Mo' cartoons

The Muslim Association of Britain has expressed its anger at offensive cartoons about the prophets Jesus and Muhammad.

UK Muslim body slams 'Jesus and Mo' cartoons

World Bulletin / News Desk

British Muslim organization, the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), has reacted angrily to a website that published a series of satirical cartoons featuring the prophet Jesus and the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them both).

Describing the content of the Jesus and Mo website as "extremely offensive to believers" in Al-Ahram Online on Tuesday, the MAB questioned “the wisdom of any individual or organization that places at risk the dignity and values of anyone else, even if they might not hold those values.”

In 2005, Denmark’s Jyllands-Posten newspaper published offensive cartoons of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), spreading a wave of protests across the Muslim world. Islamophobic critics defended the cartoons under the argument that they were exercising their freedom of speech, while counter-critics said that freedom of speech does not amount to the freedom to insult.

Mass campaigns to raise awareness of the prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) by Muslims increased throughout Europe and the West in general following the cartoons.

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Paul
Paul - 5 yıl Before

I am deeply offended by your reference to God (Jesus) as merely a 'prophet'. He is God.

Bob
Bob - 5 yıl Before

Jesus was not a prophet, He is God and I find it offensive that you should call him so. Anyone after Jesus claiming to be a prophet were and there followers are deluded fools.

Valerie
Valerie - 5 yıl Before

I find it offensive that Muslims refer to Jesus as a prophet; we know that this is not true. He is the one and only God and loves us all.

John Robertson
John Robertson - 5 yıl Before

Believe me, you are nowhere near as angry as I am at Muslims' overwhelmingly hateful and frankly unbelievable response to this issue. A complete disgrace, and one that shames your community more than you could possibly imagine.

John
John - 5 yıl Before

I find it incredible that these medieval attitudes persist in the UK in the 21st century. Where is the freedom of expression that is surely so important to our way of life, and theirs? It is unacceptable that a bunch of religious extremists feel they can dictate to us, terrorise us even, what we can say or write - think, even!

Dan
Dan - 5 yıl Before

These comments are the unedifying process of people arguing over who has the better imaginary friend.

Tarquin
Tarquin - 5 yıl Before

Surely if each faith was strong enough, it would rely upon its own deity to sort out those who offend the so-called prophets. Instead we see the 'believers' passing judgement and providing what they deem to be appropriate punishments. Religion is ultimately man made with dubious objectives.

Free Thinker
Free Thinker - 5 yıl Before

I'm always puzzled why any religion, so confident in its beliefs, teachings & the omnipotence of its deity is compelled to defend those pillars of belief so vigorously. If I had created the heavens & the earth, I'd have a bit more self confidence & wouldn't feel the need to justify my existence.