“Morocco’s Islamist prime minister warns criticism of Prophet Muhammad “˜not acceptable,– from the Associated Press, April 28:
RABAT, Morocco “” Morocco’s Islamist prime minister says it’s unacceptable to criticize the Prophet Muhammad, entering a war of words between a secular activist and hardline Salafists that has strained the balance between freedom of expression and religious sensitivities.
Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane took a not-so-veiled swipe at secular activist Ahmed Assid at a party rally late Saturday in Rabat. While not mentioning Assid by name, Benkirane said respect must be given to the overwhelmingly Muslim country”s values….
At least one Salafist leader retorted that Assid was trying to paint Muhammad as a terrorist “” a claim Assid denies “” and called Assid an “unbeliever,” which could be seen as an incitement to violence.