Rabat - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly ordered an investigation into a drawing alegedly depicting the Prophet Mohammed that was published in an official Palestinian newspaper.
Rabat – Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reportedly ordered an investigation into a drawing alegedly depicting the Prophet Mohammed that was published in an official Palestinian newspaper.
According to news agency Reuters, Abbas has ordered an “immediate investigation“ into the drawing apparently depicting the Prophet Mohammed that appeared in the West Bank-based al-Hayat al-Jadidah newspaper on Sunday.
The drawing showed a man reaching into a heart-shaped pouch to sow seeds of love around the world with a caption that read: “Oupr Prophet Mohammad“, Reuters reported.
Palestinian Muslim cartoonist Mohammed Sabanneh said he meant no harm, adding in a post he published on Facebook that the figure was not depicting the Prophet Mohammed but “a symbol of humanity enlightened by what the prophet Muhammad brought“.
President Abbas called for “the need to take deterrent action against those responsible for this terrible mistake, out of respect for sacred religious symbols and foremost among them the prophets,“ according to the Official Palestinian news agency WAFA.
Islam forbids any depictions of the prophet Mohammed or any sentient beings.