Some 2,500 protesters marched Friday in Amman, against the new publication of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, affecting the Prophet Muhammad, which caused outrage in many Muslim countries.
Protesters, including Muslims and youth organizations, marched after Friday prayers in the Great Al-Husseini Mosque, sporting banners that says, “achieving the great Prophet succession of global terrorism” following a new caricature of the Prophet, published Wednesday in a Charlie Hebdo.
The event, which was held amid heightened security measures, has dispersed peacefully. The Islamic Action Front (IAF), the main opposition party in Jordan, had said Wednesday that “the harm to the person of the Prophet (…) is an attack on all Muslims around the world” .
King Abdullah II, who took part in the march in Paris against “terrorism”, on Thursday called Charlie Hebdo “irresponsible and unconscious” for publishing new drawings covering “infringement” to the Prophet.
In Khartoum, hundreds of faithful have expressed briefly after the great Friday prayer, holding a banner that read: “The French government should apologize and must stop this insults against religious figures.”
In Tunis, several people left the El-Fath mosque while Imam, a former religious affairs minister, Noureddine Khadmi, had not finished the sermon dedicated to the prophet and the attack against Charlie Hebdo. “We are against any attack on our Prophet but this is no excuse for killing people.
What happened (the attack) is against Islam which is a religion of tolerance and infringed all Muslims abroad, “he has said.
In occupied Al-Quds, hundreds of Palestinian Muslims demonstrated on Friday after prayers in the mosques, their indignation against the new cartoon. About 35,000 people were in the place of prayer, said the Muslim Foundation, which manages the holy places, while the Israeli security forces control access to the site said that prayer has passed without incident. On brandished banners read: “Islam is a religion of peace” and “Mohammed will always be our guide.”