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Sep 11, 2020
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Mashhad Friday Sermon By Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda On Charlie Hebdo Cartoons: Why Is Insulting The Prophet Muhammad Considered Freedom Of Speech While People Who Investigate The 'False and Mythical' Holocaust Are Executed In Europe?

#8290 | 04:56
Source: Khorasan Razavi TV (Iran)

Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda, Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei's representative in the Khorasan Razavi province, said in a Friday, September 11, 2020 sermon in Mashhad, Iran that the West conspired to cause the explosion in the Beirut port, and that it has resorted to angrily cursing the Prophet Muhammad because there is nothing else it can do. He specifically criticized the French journal Charlie Hebdo, as well as France's President. In addition, Ayatollah Alamolhoda questioned why in Europe, cursing the Prophet Muhammad is considered freedom of expression while people who discuss or investigate the "false and mythical" Holocaust are condemned and executed. He also said that blacks in the United States are being killed and oppressed for chanting "Human life matters." In May, 2016, Iran held a Holocaust cartoon contest in response to the Charlie Hebdo cartoons of Muhammad, see MEMRI TV clip no. 5472 for an Al-Alam TV (Iran) report about the contest.

Ahmad Alamolhoda: "Everywhere in the world, group after group is converting to Islam.

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"Of course, this angers our enemy, who holds a grudge against us. [The Quran says:] 'If good befalls you, it grieves them.' Such progress for Islam upsets them greatly. Another point is the powerful influence of the Islamic regime, which depends on the Prophet, and which defends him in this region.

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"This powerful influence grows stronger by the day. It's getting to the point that they cannot decrease this influence by means of any conspiracy or mischief. Regarding Iran's influence in Iraq and Syria, America has gotten to the point that it cannot undo it at all. It is growing stronger by the day. In Lebanon, they wanted to undo the influence of Iran and of the resistance movement. So they conspired to cause the giant explosion [in the Beirut port]. They turned dozens of innocent people into ashes and dust, and they caused terrible destruction. They believed that they could stand up to our influence there and topple the resistance, but they saw that things didn't go their way. The influence and power of the resistance only increased. This angered them. The third thing that angered the Western world, Europe, and America was the spreading of the wave of the resistance. Today, the resistance is not limited to Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon. They saw that the resistance is erupting from the heart of Yemen.

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"The spreading of the wave of resistance in the world angered them terribly. Out of anger, they have begun to curse, because there is nothing else they can do.

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"Even worse than swearing and acting impudently is justifying this impudence through political mechanisms in these European countries, particularly in France. A bunch of impure lowlife thieves, like [those at] the Charlie Hebdo journal, hurl insults, and France's President makes excuses for this. His justification is even worse than his insults.

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"How can insulting the things that 1.5 billion people on Earth hold sacred be a form of freedom of expression, while investigating and clarifying the false and mythical issue of the Holocaust is not freedom of expression? There, nobody has the right to speak out, to investigate, and [to conclude] that the Holocaust is a myth, a lie, and an act of deception that has been turned into an excuse to steal the land of a group of oppressed Muslims in Palestine. It is a lie. It is a myth. Nobody has the right to talk about this. If a historian or researcher looks into this matter and comes to this conclusion, they execute him. They condemn him for just researching and discussing this topic. Is this not freedom of expression? Cursing the Prophet [Muhammad] is freedom of expression – hurting the feelings and faith of over 1.5 billion Muslims. Yet the oppressed blacks in America, and their chants of 'Human life matters,' is not freedom of expression. They kill, destroy, and oppress them just because they say 'Human life matters.'"

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