25-05-2020 08:43 AM Jerusalem Timing

Sayyed Nasrallah Urges Muslim Ummah to Protest over Offensive Film

Sayyed Nasrallah Urges Muslim Ummah to Protest over Offensive Film

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah noted that the few minutes which showed the offensive film against the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan NasrallahHezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah noted that the few minutes which showed the offensive film against the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) confirmed the insulting of the Prophet, the Holy Qoran and the Islam as a religion, stressing that this level of insulting is very serious and unprecedented.

“What we are witnessing today is very serious, and the worse is the insistence of internet websites to continue circulating the film,” his eminence said during a televised speech on Al-Manar Sunday evening.

Slamming the offensive film, Sayyed Nasrallah added: “I think what is happening is more serious than burning Al-Aqsa Mosque in 1969, and keeping silent over the level of insulting against the Messenger of Allah is a very dangerous matter.”

“The nation which tolerates the insulting against its Prophet conveys a wrong message to the Israelis that they can destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, stressing the need of bearing responsibilities emerged from this offense.

He also pointed out that to confront any military, political, intellectual or economic aggression against a nation, two ways should be worked on.

According to Hezbollah Secretary General, the first way is to know the enemy goals, work to foil them and prevent the aggressor from achieving them. While the second is to totally avoid a repeat of the aggression, noting that one of the main objectives behind this aggression is to cause strife between Muslims and Christians.

Sayyed Nasrallah expressed beliefs that the way through which religious and political leaders tackled this kind of incidences, led to directing the wrath of Arab peoples towards the U.S. policies rather than Christians, noting that the aggression was being attributed to Christian Copts who were accused of igniting the sectarian strife in Egypt, “but when Christian leaders - led by the patriarchs - hurried to denounce the offensive film, this goal (accusing Christians) has been decisively disrupted.”

“Those who made the movie knew that the Muslims would be enraged by it, and attributed it to Christians to cause strife between Muslims and Christians. Israel wants to watch Muslims killing Christians and burning their Churches.”

“Yet, Muslims released their anger on the U.S. and Israel, and not on Christians, which is a positive sign,” he stated.

His eminence added that the Muslim world called upon the U.S. government to stop circulating those offensive scenes, but the administration has done nothing, “which offers another witness to its hypocrisy, deception and double standards in dealing with issues.”

Sayyed Nasrallah, However, stated that the Muslim world has a lot of evidences on the trial of personalities, states and conferences just because they were skeptical about the Holocaust, where the U.S. administration links today a lot of its aides in the world countries to the Anti-Semitism ideology.

“Don't the Muslims - followers of this Great religion - deserve to have the same level of presence and a similar law to be issued in their favor?” he asked.

Sayyed Nasrallah stressed that organizing rallies, protests and then going back to our homes is not enough.

“We should bear the historical responsibility of the whole Islamic Ummah (Nation) and of every honorable Christian believing in coexistence to work to issue an international resolution criminalizing the defamation of heavenly religions, and the prophets at least, especially Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Mohammad,” he said, noting that Muslim communities in the U.S. bear a very serious legitimate responsibility in the regard.

Sayyed Nasrallah also stressed that the incident requires an urgent session of the Islamic conference because it is more serious than what's going on in Syria.

“It is your Islam. I wonder why many of you don't move a muscle,” he said, adding that “we must say to our Arab rulers: It Is Your Responsibility,” swearing that should the film had tackled one of the Arab kings, “you would have noticed his clear anger.”

Calling for Official Reaction

Hezbollah Secretary General believed that Lebanon can play a pivotal role in this confrontation.

"Lebanon chairs the Arab League and it is a member of the U.N. General Assembly. We should continue with the popular protests to stop the movie, prevent it from being circulated and punish those who are responsible for it.”

“I say to Sleiman (Lebanese President), Berri (Lebanese Speaker) and Miqati (Lebanese Premier); to the 8- and 14- March, that Lebanon can play the role of the global message,” his eminence said, calling on the Iraqi government to hold an Islamic Cooperation Organization summit to criminalize the abuse of heavenly Books.

“World government should understand that their interests in the Muslim and Arab world are related to their respect for sanctities of Arab and Muslim world,” Sayyed Nasrallah threatened, calling upon Muslim to flood the streets of every city in the world.

At the end of his televised speech, Sayyed Nasrallah called for wide participation in the rallies organized across Lebanon in the next few days to defend the Holy Prophet of Islam, the greatest moral man of history, calling on the crowds to answer the call of Imam Hussein’s Grandfather {Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)} as if they answer each year the call of Imam: “Is there any patronize who can stand by me?”

Urging a mass participation during Monday’s rally in Dahyeh at 17:00 Beirut time, Sayyed Nasrallah said the whole world must realize that “the Messenger has followers who will never keep silent over the insult.”