Under no circumstances does Islam permit terrorism of any kind or the murder of innocent people. In fact, the Holy Quran has said that to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind. Therefore, those who commit such atrocities in the name of Islam can never find any justification. They are defaming Islam and destroying the peace of the world.
One cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith, one cannot make fun of faith. Every religion has its dignity and I cannot make fun of it. In freedom of expression there are limits ...
What made him feel the need to drag the team into overdoing it? I believe that we are fools who took an unnecessary risk. That’s it. We think we are invulnerable. For years, decades even, it was a provocation and then one day the provocation turns against us. He shouldn’t have done it ...- Henri Roussel, co-founder of the magazine Charlie Hebdo
His readiness to undergo persecution for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement all argue his fundamental integrity...- Montgomery Watt the Orientalist wrote in Mohammad in Mecca
...the honors of the prophet have never transgressed the measure of human virtue; and his living precepts have restrained the gratitude of his disciples within the bounds of reason ...- Edward Gibbon in History of the Saracen Empire
My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level.- Michael H Hart in The 100: Rankings of the Most Influential Persons in History