Sufi Council of Toronto
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Stop the Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) cartoon competition!
Recently, Geert Wilders, the Dutch right wing politician of the Freedom Party PVV has launched a “Draw Muhammad” competition. This is being done to provoke and offending muslims worldwide. As Muslims, Our Prophet Muhammad (Peace & Blessings Be Upon Him), is the most beloved and revered individual after All-Mighty Allah. The sanctity, respect and honour of Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) is above all else. The drawing of any cartoon or image of the the Blessed Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) is in fact slander and open defamation, blasphemy. Associating false provocative images is not "freedom of speech nor freedom of expression". Freedom of Speech is a qualified but not absolute right. Freedom of expression does not mean freedom to incite hatred, incite racism, or vilification of beliefs. Reckless and malicious expressions leads to vilification and hatred of each and other and communities. This cartoon competition will not achieve anything positive. Through constructive dialogue we can achieve favourable outcomes and construct a more enlightened society. Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him) has always taught love, patience, tolerance and empathy. We extend the same virtues to you and hope you will reciprocate likewise. By Signing this petition we demand that the Canadian Government & The honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to pressure The Dutch Government to utilize their incitement to hatred, anti - extremism, breach of peace laws and relevant legislation to immediately HALT this competition.