More Muslim countries take exception to BJP leaders’ derogatory remarks

A statement issued by the party did not name anyone but it underlined that the party did not condone insults to any religion and respects all faiths.


This combo photo shows the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan (L), and Jordan, Ayman Safadi (R). — Photos: Reuters

June 7, 2022

ISLAMABAD – The United Arab Emirates (UAE), Jordan and Maldives became the latest Muslim countries to condemn the derogatory remarks made against Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) by leaders of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

According to Hindustan Times, BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and another party leader, Naveen Kumar Jindal, made disrespectful remarks about the Prophet (PBUH) and after worldwide condemnation, India’s ruling party had to distance itself from their statements, announcing disciplinary action against the duo.

In a statement issued on Monday, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation condemned the remarks and affirmed its firm rejection of “all practices and behaviors that contradict moral and human values and principles”.

It underscored the need to respect religious symbols and not violate them, as well as confront hate speech and violence.

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