India: Muslim cleric says what Charlie Hebdo jihadis did “was completely legitimate as per Sharia laws”

16 Jan


“Whoever curses a Prophet, kill him. Whoever curses my Companions, beat him.” — Muhammad

Muhammad asked: “Who is willing to kill Ka’b bin Al-Ashraf who has hurt Allah and His Apostle?” One of the Muslims,
Muhammad bin Maslama, answered, “O Allah’s Apostle! Would you like that I kill him?” When Muhammad said that he
would, Muhammad bin Maslama said, “Then allow me to say a (false) thing (i.e. to deceive Kab).” Muhammad responded: “You may say it.” Muhamma bin Maslama duly lied to Ka’b, luring him into his trap, and murdered him.
(Bukhari 5.59.369)

“A Jewess used to abuse the Prophet
(peace_be_upon_him) and disparage
him. A man strangled her till she died.
The Apostle of Allah
(peace_be_upon_him) declared that no
recompense was payable for her
blood.” (Sunan Abu-Dawud 38.4349)
Will John Kerry fly to Hyderabad, with or
without James Taylor, to explain to
Maulana Mohammed Naseeruddin how
he is misunderstanding Islam?
“Muslim cleric in India leads special
prayer to praise Charlie Hebdo killers,”
Bharat Press, January 15, 2015 (thanks
to Joji):
HYDERABAD: A video has
come out showing a
Muslim cleric in India
leading a funeral prayer,
where he praises and
endorses the murder of
cartoonists and satirists of
the French magazine
Charlie Hebdo.
This is the second major
incident of someone in
India openly supporting the
Charlie Hebdo killers.
Earlier a former minister of
Uttar Pradesh had
announced reward for the
killers. This time the
support for terrorists has
come from South India. has found out
that the video was shot in
Hyderabad, the common
capital of Andhra Pradesh
and Telangana, and the
cleric is Maulana
Mohammed Naseeruddin,
who is a well known and
respected cleric and
Khateeb in the old city.
In the video, Maulana
Naseeruddin is seen
describing the Charlie
Hebdo terrorists as
“martyrs” and making dua
for their afterlife.
“Our lives are of no
meaning if someone, who
has insulted the prophet, is
still alive,” he is heard
telling the gathering of
local Muslims in the video.
The funeral prayer held in
absentia, known as
Janaza, and the gathering
took place in the Saidabad
area of Hyderabad. The
Maulana is also heard
condemning the Unity Rally
that took place in Paris on
Later, talking to the
reporter Abuaimal Akram,
who uploaded the video on
YouTube, Maulana
Naseeruddin justified the
act of terror at Charlie
Hebdo’s office as a deed
s anctioned by Islamic
In fact, he went out to
claim (at 3:26 minutes
onward in the video above)
that Prophet Mohammad
himself had ordered
executions of people who
had mocked or insulted
Islam and Allah.
Maulana Naseeruddin
further claims that as per
the Islamic traditions, those
insulting the faith and the
prophet shouldn’t be
forgiven, but killed. He
adds that since there is no
global leadership of
Muslims, it become the
responsibility of every
Muslim to make sure that
such offenders don’t go
“What they (the terrorists)
did was completely jaayaz
(legitimate) as per shariyat
laws,” he claims.
Concluding his interview,
Maulana says that he
endorses what was done by
the terrorists in the French
magazine office and that’s
why he decided to lead this
special prayer.
The incident has not
attracted any mainstream
media attention yet, and
the video is being shared
by some people on the
social media.
While some may say that
this Maulana is a fringe
voice and should be
ignored, it should be noted
that Maulana Mohammed
Naseeruddin is not any
random Muslim cleric.
Around 4 years ago, he
became the symbol of
Muslim victimization in the
secular-liberal narrative
when he was acquitted by a
POTA court in Gujarat for
lack of evidences after he
spent 5 years in jail.
Though the court had
clarified that he was
released for lack of
evidences, his case was
highlighted by many
commentators as being an
example of how Muslims
were wrongly detained and
charged for crimes they had
not committed by the
Indian establishment.
Earlier in 2011, Maulana
Naseeruddin had led
for Osama Bin Laden too,
but that incident was
overshadowed as many
others, including Kashmiri
leader Syed Ali Shah
Geelani had done the same.
Now he has done the same,
probably being the first
Indian Muslim cleric to
publicly glorify the France
In wake of these incidents,
which exposes his mindset
where he endorses extra-
judicial killings and
hopes that the commentators realize that maybe they had jumped the gun four years ago.


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