Saudi Arabia condemns insult of Prophet Muhammad by BJP

Nupur Sharma, the spokesperson of the Indian ruling party BJP has made an insulative and abusive statement against Prophet Muhammad ﷺ and his wife Aisha رَضِيَ ٱللَّٰهُ عَنْهُ in a live TV show.

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The comments were so abusive and immoral that they created outrage in India and the entire Muslim world.

The response by Muslim Ummah

Riyadh described Nupur Sharma’s comments as “insulting” and called for “respect for beliefs and religions.”

Qatar demanded that India apologize for the “Islamophobic” comments, as India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu visited Qatar.

Kuwait had also summoned India’s ambassador amid widespread calls on social media for a boycott of Indian goods in the Gulf.

BJP Action

Upon registering the protest by Muslim countries, BJP has suspended Nupur Sharma. BJP has also stated that her views are contrary to the party’s position. 

Nupur Sharma Apology

Nupur Sharma said on Twitter that her comments had been in response to “insults” made against the Hindu god Shiva.

“If my words have caused discomfort or hurt religious feelings of anyone whatsoever, I hereby unconditionally withdraw my statement,” she said.

 

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Steve has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2013 and writing about Saudi rules, regulations, guides, and procedures since then.