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US News Caricatures, secularism, separatism ... What Macron said in his interview with Al-Jazeera

23:15  31 october  2020
23:15  31 october  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera , French President Emmanuel Macron says he understands the ‘sentiments’ being expressed by the Muslim world But you must understand my role right now, it’s to do two things: to promote calm and also to protect these rights,” Macron said in the interview .

Additionally, Macron did not renounce the caricatures . Had Macron stopped at denouncing the gruesome act But why did Macron do it? While the decision to say such words was his own, there is a broader context at Secularism underpins their nationalism and defines what they are as a nation.

  Caricatures, laïcité, séparatismes... Ce que Macron a dit dans son entretien à Al-Jazeera © Copyright 2020, L'Obs

Objectif? "Explain your vision in a peaceful way". Emmanuel Macron said he understood that Muslims could be "shocked" by the cartoons of Muhammad but that they did not justify the violence, in an interview with Al-Jazeera channel due to air on Saturday.

"I understand that one can be shocked by cartoons, but I will never accept that one can justify violence. Our freedoms, our rights, I consider it our vocation to protect them. " The mayor of Montpellier, history teacher:" The right to teach "Charlie" should not be discussed "

The interview must be broadcast at 5 pm by the television channel which broadcasts in several languages, including Arabic and English, and has a large audience in Middle Eastern and Maghreb countries.

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Emmanuel Macron , the French president, in Nice on Thursday. His hardline interior minister, Gérald Darmanin, has spoken of extremists as the enemy within. The violence will, however, undoubtedly please the leaders of Islamic State and al -Qaida, who continue to seek ways of remaining relevant in

Macron has done this by elevating gruesome caricatures of Muslims and their Prophet to In meantime, some1 shld take away all his social media accounts before he does more damage. Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad says he believes in freedom of expression but it should not

This is the first interview given by the president since the start of anti-French protests linked to his statements defending the right to cartoon in the name of freedom of expression, after the beheading two weeks ago of the teacher Samuel Paty who had shown his class these drawings.


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"Contre les contre-truths"

In this "long" interview , Emmanuel Macron seeks to "explain his vision in a peaceful way", indicates his entourage. With the desire to demonstrate that "his words on the fight against separatism are distorted and those on caricatures are often caricatured."

It is a question of "countering the untruths, rather than letting them prosper and re-explain the foundations of the French republican model", specifies this source.

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday said his government will unveil a proposed law to fight "Islamist separatism " later this year, a Macron said the proposed legislation would aim to ensure that public life in France reflects the values of laïcité, or state secularism , a century-old legal principle

Macron has outlined a series of measures aimed at quashing religious " separatism " and freeing France from what he has described as radical Free expression is "not being applied consistently" in France she said , adding that in his support for the cartoons to be published Macron is effectively

In the interview, Emmanuel Macron notably emphasizes, according to Al-Jazeera, that the cartoons were not published by the government, but by free and independent newspapers.

On October 22, during the national homage to Samuel Paty, Emmanuel Macron declared: "We will defend freedom (...) and we will promote secularism, we will not renounce caricatures, drawings, even if 'others retreat. This pledge sparked a flood of criticism in many Muslim-majority countries, where calls to boycott French products and to demonstrate have been launched.

On Friday, tens of thousands of people demonstrated again in Bangladesh, Pakistan and, to a lesser extent, the Middle East, Maghreb and Mali. Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called on French nationals living abroad to be cautious, saying the threat to French interests was "everywhere".

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TRIBUNE. Julien Bayou: "Our legal framework, whether we are talking about secularism or security, is anything but outdated" .
© Sipa Julien Bayou, National Secretary of Europe Ecology-Les Verts, reacts in a forum on the JDD to the attacks from Nice and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine. He also exposes his vision of secularism. Here is Julien Bayou’s column: Horror has hit France once again. Just weeks after the attack that left two injured outside the former Charlie Hebdo premises. Almost six years after the bombings that brought mourning to the editorial staff of the same newspaper and the hostage-taking of the Hyper Cacher.

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