Anti-Islam Movie, President Jonathan and Allied Matters

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President Goodluck Jonathan Addressing UN General Assembly

President Goodluck Jonathan Addressing UN General Assembly

While addressing the 67th United Nation General Assembly yesterday in New York, President Goodluck Jonathan condemned the recent America made movie denigrating the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad(SAW). The President stated that freedom of speech and religious tolerance should be complementary to each other for the peaceful coexistence of people of varying faiths and religious beliefs.

“Events of recent weeks have demonstrated how interconnected our world is and the extent to which one incident can spark off general mayhem and conflagration. Freedom of expression should not be a licence to incitement. The freedom that we all hold dear and true should be exercised wisely and cautiously. Freedom of expression and religious tolerance must not be mutually exclusive but should be complementary to each other. Much as we eschew violence and deplore the needless losses of lives and destruction of property, we also condemn the…

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