Press Release of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Regarding Holding of Disdainful Cartoons Contest of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)
KABUL – Holding of the contest for creating, publishing and disseminating disrespectful cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him), the beloved Prophet of Muslims around the world is not only a source of deep offence for the People and Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan but has also provoked the feelings of all Muslims around the world.
Insulting any religion and sacred values of human beings is an undesired deed. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan condemns in strongest terms, this heinous and inhumane act and one that is in contradiction of recognized moral, human rights and freedom of speech standards.
We seriously call on relevant entities at the United Nations and the International Community to prevent any such acts that cause hatred and turmoil among the followers of religions.