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US News Caricatures. Demonstrations across the Muslim world against France

08:45  28 october  2020
08:45  28 october  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Professor beheaded. Demonstrations planned throughout France, many political figures expected

 Professor beheaded. Demonstrations planned throughout France, many political figures expected © DAMIEM MEYER / AFP Already Saturday, several hundred people gathered in Nice or Rennes to denounce an "act of barbarism" and defend "the values ​​of democracy ". Two days after the beheading of a History and Geography professor in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, gatherings are planned in several dozen cities in France this Sunday. Jean-Michel Blanquer, Jean-Luc Mélenchon and Olivier Faure are notably expected at Place de la République in Paris.

Just recently, two Muslim women of Algerian origin were stabbed near Eiffel Tower, and on Sunday two Jordanian brothers were exposed to racist violence in The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) called on France to revise its separatist policies that target Islam and offends over one and a half

Across the Muslim world , some leaders have condemned France and Macron, including Saudi Arabia and Iran; while tens of thousands have attended protests in However, the kingdom did not echo calls by other Muslim -majority countries for action against images being displayed in France of the prophet.

Des dizaines de milliers de personnes ont manifesté mardi au Bangladesh, appelant au boycott des produits français. © Arif ALI / AFP Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Bangladesh on Tuesday, calling for a boycott of French products.

Tens of thousands of people protest across the Muslim world, after Emmanuel Macron’s defense of the freedom to caricature during the tribute to a teacher killed for showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated in Bangladesh on Tuesday, calling for a boycott of French products after Emmanuel Macron's defense of the freedom to caricature during the tribute to a teacher killed for showing caricatures of the prophet Muhammad , burning the effigy of the French president and accusing him of "worshiping Satan" .

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 France after the beheading of Samuel Paty: Minister denounces The mood in France remains heated after the attack on the teacher Samuel Paty. Education Minister Blanquer is now adding fuel to the fire. © Photo: imago images / Hans Lucas In Toulouse, a Mohammed caricature from the magazine "Charlie Hebdo" is projected onto the wall of the town hall. The autumn holidays are currently in France.

French government’s attitude against Muslims have led to an increase in Islamophobic actions and racist attacks in the country. Just recently, two Muslim women of Algerian origin were stabbed near Eiffel Tower, and on Sunday two Jordanian brothers were exposed to racist violence in Paris.

Calls are growing in parts of the Muslim world to boycott French goods in protest after President Emmanuel Macron publicly defended cartoons © YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images Men raise their finger as Turkish protesters shout slogans against France during a demonstration against French

Across the Muslim world, the faithful reacted with anger to Mr. Macron's remarks: in the rebel zones in Syria, in the Gaza Strip or in Libya, portraits of the French president were burned. In several Gulf countries, French goods have been removed from the shelves.

Emmanuel Macron had promised "not to renounce caricatures" , during a national tribute to Professor Samuel Paty, beheaded by an Islamist on October 16 for showing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his students during a course on freedom of expression.

40,000 people in Dhaka

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, which had published these cartoons in 2006 like other European newspapers to defend press freedom, after their publication by a Danish daily had angered many Muslims in the world, had been the victim in 2015 of a jihadist attack which had killed 12 people including journalists and cartoonists of the newspaper.

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Muslims in France – and elsewhere – are also furious at what they claim is a heavy-handed In the latest fallout from Macron’s declaration that France would not “renounce the caricatures ”, Iran It is an agency against the republic. It considers there is a state Islamophobia all the while being

As Muslims across the world protest against Macron, some in France are more worried about the impact of a second wave. The fallout between the Muslim world and France continued on Tuesday, with anger rising over Macron’s recent speech in which he said Islam was “in crisis” globally, and amid

Islam, in its strict interpretation, prohibits any representation of the Prophet Muhammad.

In Dhaka, more than 40,000 people, according to police estimates, took part in a march organized by Islami Andolan Bangladesh (IAB), one of Bangladesh's main Islamist parties. It was stopped before reaching the French Embassy in the capital of Bangladesh, a predominantly Muslim country.

Hundreds of policemen blocked off with barbed wire to block protesters about 3 miles from the embassy.

Portraits of Emmanuel Macron on fire

The demonstrators dispersed without violence but a small group set a portrait of Mr. Macron on fire. "Macron will pay dearly" , assured protesters, calling for a boycott of France.

Police have stepped up their patrols around the embassy. The IAB called for more protests across the country on Thursday and Friday.

Further protests were scheduled for Tuesday in Gaza, the West Bank, Israel and southern Yemen.

After tweet from satire magazine: Turkey outraged by "Charlie Hebdo" caricature by Erdogan

 After tweet from satire magazine: Turkey outraged by Turkey has sharply condemned an front page of the French satirical magazine "Charlie Hebdo" with a caricature of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan . Erdogan's communications director Fahrettin Altun accused the magazine of “cultural racism” late on Tuesday evening. The "so-called caricatures" are "repulsive" and without human morality, it said in a message. "The anti-Muslim agenda of French President Emmanuel Macron is bearing fruit!" Wrote Altun.

France ’s anti -terrorism prosecutor confirmed on Thursday that seven people, including two pupils at Paty’s Paty showed the class the images of Muhammad alongside other caricatures and cartoons of different Iran calls Paris’s response to teacher’s killing ‘unwise’ amid protests across Muslim world .

Anger is boiling across the Muslim world after French President Emmanuel Macron publicly defended the publication of derogatory cartoons of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad The demonstrators also held up posters showing caricatures of the European leader and chanted slogans in support of the Prophet.

In Dhaka, the demonstrators chanted slogans calling for "boycott of French products" and "punish" Mr. Macron.

"Macron is one of the few leaders who worship Satan" , senior IAB official Ataur Rahman told the crowd.

"France is the enemy of Muslims"

He called on the Bangladeshi government to "kick out" the French ambassador.

"France is the enemy of Muslims. Those who represent it are also our enemies ", said Nesar Uddin, a young leader of the organization.

Bangladesh, in particular its textile industry, is an important trading partner of France. The cement manufacturer Lafarge is one of the main French investors in the country.

The country has experienced several Islamist attacks in recent years. In July 2016, at least 17 foreigners died in an attack by a group linked to the Islamic State organization on a cafe in Dhaka.

Flood of criticism

The flood of criticism towards Mr. Macron and calls to boycott French products were notably fueled by Turkey, of which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned “the mental health” of Mr. Macron .

Mr. Erdogan finds himself caricatured on the front page of the Charlie Hebdo issue to be published on Wednesday. Ankara reacted sharply by accusing the weekly of "cultural racism" .

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The reactions in many parts of the Muslim world are growing increasingly vociferous. In Jordan, a spokesman for the local branch of the Muslim Brotherhood condemned Macron's comments as an Read more: Opinion: France 's difficult struggle against Islamism. The measures he announced, such

Muslim -majority countries have been outraged by Macron’s remarks last week in which he refused to condemn the publication or showing of caricatures of Muhammad. “I call upon all the Muslims of the world to boycott all products of France . We have to give them a good lesson,” he told his supporters.

Tehran summoned the number two of the French embassy in Iran. Islamabad did the same with the French ambassador to Pakistan. In Jordan, the Minister of Islamic Affairs Mohammed al-Khalayleh protested. Morocco has "vigorously" condemned cartoons .

The High Islamic Council in Algeria blasted a "virulent campaign" against Islam. The Abu Dhabi-based Council of Muslim Elders, chaired by Grand Imam Al-Azhar, has announced plans to prosecute Charlie Hebdo and "anyone who offends Islam" .

Push Muslims "towards terrorism"

The leader of the Russian republic of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, even affirmed that the French president pushes Muslims "towards terrorism" .

Faced with these protests, the French Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin wondered "by what right foreign powers interfere in our internal affairs" , citing Turkey and Pakistan.

For the Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade Franck Rieste, calls to boycott French products are for the moment limited and only affect food products.

Mr Macron has received support from European leaders after Mr Erdogan's attacks, and a European Commission spokesman warned on Tuesday that the Turkish president's call to boycott French products will "take even further" his EU country.

Speaking directly to Mr. Erdogan, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte sent him a very simple message on Tuesday (..): “In the Netherlands, we consider freedom of expression to be the greatest good and that includes cartoons, including caricatures of politicians ”, he said in a video on Dutch public television NOS.

Islam of France: internal rifts are flush with .
© Christophe ARCHAMBAULT The rector of the Great Mosque of Paris during his press conference, on November 2. On the occasion of a solemn declaration against terrorism, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris launched hostilities against the French Council of Muslim Worship. In a formal room of the Great Mosque of Paris (GMP), the rector Chems-Eddine Hafiz tries, this Monday afternoon, to give a lot of solemnity to the moment.

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