Lebanon TV producer accused of defaming Islam

BEIRUT: Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian called on Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi to prosecute the producer of a satirical TV show for posting a tweet deemed insulting to Islam and harmful to national unity.

Media reports said Wednesday that Derian has also instructed his assistant to file a complaint with the public prosecutor’s office against producer Charbel Khalil for defaming Islam by using the religious slogan “No God but God and Mohammed is his Prophet” in an odious way under the heading of “sexual jihad.”