Iranian Islamic scholar Mohammad Mousavi said in a Friday, September 11, 2020 sermon in the city of Jajarm that aired on Khorasan Shomali TV (Iran) that he condemns the recent reprinting of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by the French journal Charlie Hebdo. He said that this is a calculated move on the part of the West to distance Muslims from the Prophet Muhammad, to cause Islamophobia, and to create "Prophet-phobia." Mousavi said, however, that the loyalty of Muslims to the Prophet Muhammad will only grow stronger, and that this will pave the way for the emergence of the Hidden Imam and for the "annihilation of the people of the West."
Mohammad Mousavi: "We condemn the insult to the honor of Islam's holy Prophet [Muhammad] that was caused by the French journal [Charlie Hebdo]. Unfortunately, they do such things in the name of freedom, but they are actually doing them to cause Islamophobia and Prophet-phobia. If even the French President supports this act, it is an indication that this is a calculated action on the part of the West, since they are seeing the progress and spread of Islam. They think that by doing these things, they can put distance between Muslims and the Prophet [Muhammad], but they are mistaken.
"The loyalty of the Islamic nation to the honorable Prophet will grow stronger by the day. Inshallah, this will pave the way for the emergence of the Hidden Imam and for the annihilation of the people of the West."