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British lawmaker takes up issue of Prophet Muhammad's sanctity in Parliament

A British MP has defended the honor of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in an impassioned speech in Parliament, highlighting the emotional stress and harm caused to Muslims across the world by the offensive cartoons and caricatures repeatedly published in Europe.

Naz Shah, an MP for the opposition Labour party, addressed the House of Commons on Monday regarding a proposed law that aims to criminalize vandalism of statues and mitigate the emotional harm caused by destruction of such icons.

If passed, the law will introduce a jail term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of attacking and vandalizing statues.

“This proposed legislation will put a maximum 10 years sentence in place for those people that damage or attack statues – asserting into British law a significantly higher penalty for attacking a statue,” she said.


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