Canada Caricatures. The United Arab Emirates supports Emmanuel Macron in the face of criticism

04:50  02 november  2020
04:50  02 november  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Call for a boycott in the Arab world after Macron's words on Islamic separatism

 Call for a boycott in the Arab world after Macron's words on Islamic separatism © AHMED HAGAGY BOYCOTT OF FRENCH PRODUCTS IN KUWAIT BECAUSE OF CARICATURES Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again attacked his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, whose recent comments on Islam have sparked criticism, demonstrations and even calls for a boycott of French products in the Muslim world.

Emmanuel Macron added that he understood that Muslims could be “shocked” by the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, but that they did not justify the “This does not mean that I personally support everything that we say, that we draw,” he said. Stressing wanting “appeasement”, he insisted that he

Retired UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov has issued a verbal attack on President Emmanuel Macron following his comments surrounding the recent terror attacks in France, with a controversial Instagram post calling for “the Almighty to disfigure the face of this creature”.

Les protestations anti-françaises dans certains pays musulmans ont éclaté après les propos d’Emmanuel Macron sur les caricatures du prophète Mahomet, comme ici au Pakistan. © ASIF HASSAN / AFP Anti-French protests in some Muslim countries erupted after Emmanuel Macron’s comments on the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad, as here in Pakistan.

Criticized in Muslim countries for his statements on the right to caricature, Emmanuel Macron can count on the support of the United Arab Emirates. According to the Emirati Foreign Minister, the controversy is mainly the result of a political recovery by Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The United Arab Emirates defended the French president in the controversy that has swelled in recent days in the Muslim world against him, about the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.

Portraits of Emmanuel Macron and French flags burnt by demonstrators in Libya

 Portraits of Emmanuel Macron and French flags burnt by demonstrators in Libya © Copyright 2020, L'Obs Small groups of demonstrators burn the French flag and portraits of Emmanuel Macron during a demonstration in the Libyan capital Tripoli, after the French President's promise to continue defending the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. On Wednesday, October 21, the head of state spoke during the tribute ceremony for Samuel Paty, a professor beheaded in an Islamist attack for showing these drawings in class.

French President Emmanuel Macron says he understands that the caricatures of the Prophet Mohamed can shock Muslims but adds that this does not justify Macron has been facing criticism for defending 'insulting' caricatures of Prophet Mohammed as freedom of expression.

“May the Almighty disfigure the face of this scum and all his followers, who, under the slogan of freedom of speech, offend the feelings of May the Almighty humiliate them in this life, and in the next. Allah is quick in calculation and you will see it,” Khabib wrote in Russian, accompanying the text with a

In an interview with German daily Die Welt on Monday, UAE Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash rejected the idea that Emmanuel Macron expressed a message of excluding Muslims.

"We have to listen to what Macron in his speech really said, he does not want ghettoization of Muslims in the West and he is absolutely right" , he declared.

Muslims must integrate better and the French state is entitled to seek ways to achieve this while fighting against radicalism and community confinement, added the head of diplomacy.

Erdogan’s political recovery

Anti-French protests in some Muslim countries erupted in reaction to statements by Emmanuel Macron defending the right to cartoon in the name of freedom of expression.

He was reacting to the beheading on October 16 by an Islamist of a French teacher who had shown his students caricatures of the prophet of Islam , in the midst of the 2015 attack on Charlie Hebdo.

For the UAE minister the controversy is above all the result of a political recovery by the head of the Turkish state Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"Whenever Erdogan sees a flaw or weakness, he uses it to increase his influence. It is only when shown the red line that he is ready to negotiate, ", added Gargasch.

Caricatures: Justin Trudeau spoke with Emmanuel Macron .
After statements the lively controversy around his statements on freedom of expression, Justin Trudeau defended the latter during a telephone interview Thursday with Emmanuel Macron. © Daniel Derajinski / ABACAPRESS.COM Justin Trudeau defended freedom of expression in a phone interview Thursday with Emmanuel Macron , his cabinet announced after statements by Canadian Prime Minister that sparked controversy.

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