Aylan Kurdi had been traveling with his family and other Syrians aboard a vessel that capsized on its way to Greece. Many politicians pledged to take in more Syrian refugees after the public outcry that followed the publication.
All about freedom of speech, but Charlie Hebdo have gone way too far with this cartoon of Aylan Kurdi pic.twitter.com/y2BLASWOOS— Millie Fallon (@F4LLON_) 15 сентября 2015
One of the cartoons in the latest edition of the magazine showed Aylan Kurdi lying face down in the sand on a Turkish beach under the caption "So Close to Goal."
According to Sheikholeslam, the West is trying to ridicule the culture and national values of other peoples.
"We cannot lead a peaceful dialogue given this position of the West, when we have always called and are calling for a dialogue of cultures and civilizations, not war," Sheikholeslam added.
Charlie Hebdo is known for publishing controversial caricatures. In January, the Paris office of the magazine was attacked by Islamist gunmen who killed 12 people and wounded 11 after the magazine published caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.