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Grand Ayatollah Vapid Khorasani (Ol Sweetness and Light) an Iranian senior cleric, who is somewhat upset at the YouTube video ‘The Innocence of Muslims’ has launched into his own tirade against Christianity, claiming that Jesus was a bastard who only became important because of Muhammad. Muslims are currently campaigning for an international law against blasphemy at the UN.
Grand Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani, a prominent Shi’ite source of emulation and a Twelver [your guess is a good as mine], condemning the insult to the Prophet, not only insulted Pope Benedict XVI but also Jesus and Miriam, stating that if it were not for the Quran, Jesus would not be worthy of God’s heavens, according to a story by WND.
Khorasani, in a long statement quoting several verses from the Quran published Friday in Hawzah News, the official site of the seminaries in Qom, Iran, claims the only reason Jesus is regarded as holy is due to the Quran and Muhammad.
“Hey, clueless pope who has chosen silence (on the Muhammad video), answer this: If there was no Quran, then as the Bible and the Torah have it, Jesus the son of Miriam is a bastard and a bastard will be forbidden from the heavens of God, and so the high place of Jesus is due to the existence of the Prophet Muhammad as the last prophet by God,” Khorasani said. …
… The Quran, the last book of God, removed the burden of “adultery” from Miriam and sanctified the birth of Jesus, Khorasani said. “The ignorant Christians burn the Quran and don’t understand that the result will be that Jesus becomes an illegitimate child.”
After an exhaustive search of the media and net, there does not appear to be any spontaneous Christian fundamentalist riots around the world, and as yet, enraged Catholics have not mercilessly slaughtered any Muslims. Coptic demonstrators have not yet stormed the Iranian Embassies in Cairo and Libya, and angry Lutherans are not burning Paris, London, Berlin, and New York.
We are still waiting for Prime Minister Gillard or President Obama to call for his comments to be withdrawn as they did for the video.