Iranian Author: Pictures of Muhammad Drive Foreigners to Grab Guns & Shoot Muslims

Well… He was partly right anyway…

Muslim protesters shout slogans as they run through a street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Feb. 6, 2006. Clashes in Afghanistan left one person dead and four others injured as protests against the publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad roiled across Asia. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Iranian author Ebrahim Hassan-Beigi released his latest novel “Muhammad (S)” on Saturday in Tehran, according to Mehr News.

His latest novel deals with the story of Muhammad. He says he was moved to write his latest religious novel because of the outrage he felt during the Muhammad cartoon riots.

He also says he knows what images of the Prophet Muhammad can do to young Westerners:

On the news of the publishing of the portrait of the Prophet Muhammad (S) in eleven countries’ school books, Hassan-Beigi noted, “Research shows that the portrait depicts a harsh and ugly character. This is quite regretful. I believe that it is this portrait (of Muhammad) which encourages foreign people to pick up a gun and shoot at Muslims”.

Not exactly… The truth is that depictions of the Prophet Muhammad left at least 139 people dead in Muslim protests, mainly in Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

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