AllvertaGlobal – Arab countries are outraged by the insult to the Prophet Muhammad by an Indian politician from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Statements by BJP spokesman Nupur Sharma and BJP’s Head of Media Operations, Delhi Naveen Kumar Jindal, which insulted the Prophet Muhammad SAW received strong criticism from Arab countries.
Saudi Arabia condemned Sharma’s words at a televised debate.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs expresses its condemnation of the insulting remarks of the Prophet Muhammad SAW made by the spokesman for the Bharatiya Janata Party of India (BJP) and reiterates the rejection of prejudice against symbols of the Islamic religion and all religious figures or symbols of any kind,” said a statement from the SPA news agency. arabian.
Other Gulf states such as Qatar and Kuwait have summoned the Indian ambassador. Qatar has even demanded that the Indian government issue a public apology for Sharma’s comments.
“The state of Qatar asks the Indian government to immediately condemn this statement and publicly apologize to all Muslims around the world,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Majed Mohammed Al Ansari said.
While India’s neighboring country, Palestine, has also issued a statement that is considered so insulting to the great figure for Muslims.
“This completely unacceptable statement not only deeply hurts the feelings of the Pakistani people but also billions of Muslims around the world.”
“The BJP’s attempts at clarifying and carrying out its belated and perfunctory punitive measures against these people are unable to relieve the pain and suffering they are causing to the Muslim world,” Pakistan’s foreign ministry said in a statement.
The BJP has issued a clarification on the party’s position on the controversial issue by stating that it respects all religions and opposes any insult to any religion.