Muslims protest in London over cartoons

It has been reported that thousands of Muslims gathered near Downing Street to protest against cartoons which showed the Holy Prophet Muhammad (s).

A leaflet issued by the Muslim Action forum (MAF), who organised the rally, said recent republishing of cartoons, caricatures and depictions of Muhammad by satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and other publishers is a “stark reminder” that freedom of speech is “regularly utilised to insult personalities that others consider sacred”. The group also expressed “deep regret” at the Paris terror attacks, which included a massacre at Charlie Hebdo, saying they were a “violation of Islamic law”.

Whilst these cartoons are offensive to all Muslims we should be following the guidance given to us in the Holy Quran and ignoring those who mock us and our religion, because it is Allah who will judge them for what they do.

The Holy Quran 25:63

And the servants of the Beneficent are they who walk on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say, Peace!”

Rather than march against these acts we should be focusing our energies on making sure every Muslim lives their lives in accordance to the guidance given to us. There are seemingly millions of ‘un-educated’ Muslims who only know what so called Imams have told them, and resort to violence far too quickly. It is these people that need to be brought back to the book of guidance.

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