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World Macron’s Clash of Civilizations Is Misguided

11:01  28 october  2020
11:01  28 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

Demonstrations in France will pay tribute to slain teacher

  Demonstrations in France will pay tribute to slain teacher PARIS (AP) — Demonstrations around France have been called in support of freedom of speech and to pay tribute to a French history teacher who was beheaded near Paris after discussing caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad with his class. Samuel Paty was beheaded on Friday by a 18-year-old Moscow-born Chechen refugee who was shot dead by police. Political leaders, associations and unions will demonstrate Sunday afternoon in Paris and in other major cities including Lyon, Toulouse, Strasbourg, Nantes, Marseille, Lille and Bordeaux. © Provided by Associated Press Residents gather outside the school where a slain history teacher was working, Saturday, Oct.

Emmanuel Macron gives a speech on secularism on 2 October, before the death of Samuel Paty, in which he said Islam was ‘experiencing a crisis across the world’. Islamic world. What was intended as a classroom exploration of the freedom of thought has turned into a mini- clash of civilisations .

Clash of Civilizations : Challenging Samuel Huntington’ s Thesis. Recognizing that previous quantitative tests on the clash of civilizations were limited to mostly Pre-Cold War and Cold War data, Chiozza (2002) retested Huntington’ s clash of civilizations thesis with data from the Kosimo

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The last thing the world needs amid a resurgent pandemic is a clash of civilizations. Yet this is what French President Emmanuel Macron seems intent on fomenting. And, in many Muslim leaders, he has found willing and eager partners for his venture.

a man holding his head in his hands: ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 25: A boy holds a poster showing the portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest against French president Emmanuel Macron on October 25, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. People gathered to protest against the recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the beheading of a teacher that displayed cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in his class and the closure of some mosques in France. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) © Photographer: Chris McGrath/Getty Images Europe ISTANBUL, TURKEY - OCTOBER 25: A boy holds a poster showing the portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron during a protest against French president Emmanuel Macron on October 25, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey. People gathered to protest against the recent statements by French President Emmanuel Macron regarding the beheading of a teacher that displayed cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in his class and the closure of some mosques in France. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

From all accounts, the Chechnya-born teenager who gruesomely murdered a schoolteacher in France this month represents yet another case of online radicalization — the same force that has fueled flash lynch mobs in India and right-wing militias in the United States.

Samuel Paty: Secular France finds itself at a crossroads after attack on teacher

  Samuel Paty: Secular France finds itself at a crossroads after attack on teacher France was irrevocably changed by the Paris terror attacks of January 2015. Three days of violence began with a massacre at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which had previously published controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. They ended with a siege at a kosher supermarket. Seventeen people were killed and long-simmering tensions over secularism, Islamism and religious equality erupted into public view. Anti-immigration rhetoric targeting France's Muslim communities also became increasingly common. Since then, these divides have only worsened with further attacks and the subsequent fallout.

Part IV: Clashes of Civilizations . Huntington predicts and describes the great clashes that will occur among civilizations . First, he anticipates a In the chapter The Global Politics of Civilizations , Huntington predicts the conflict between Islam and the West to be a "small, fault line war," and the

Civilizations embody many entities: art, architecture, poetry, philosophy, values, worldviews, There have been invasions and conquests, plunders and occupations to. Till the twentieth century one nation/ civilization was decidedly superior in arms, and won a war. In recent time, confrontations have

But Macron chose to respond to the atrocity with an unprecedented crackdown on France’s Muslim community, accompanied by a vociferous critique of its religion — thereby “communalizing,” to use an Indian phrase, what is a widespread social pathology.

Having asserted that Islam is “in crisis all over the world today,” Macron has now gone further by proclaiming France’s staunch support for the caricatures of the Prophet Mohammed that originally enraged the young murderer.

To put it soberingly: Macron has staked France’s global reputation on crude mockery of a figure revered by more than a billion Muslims.

Self-appointed paladins of Islam, who have lately been floundering, eagerly accepted the lifeline thrown to them by Macron. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, both beset by multiple crises, have ostentatiously attacked the French president.

Turkish president dares U.S. to impose economic sanctions

  Turkish president dares U.S. to impose economic sanctions ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second personal attack Sunday on French President Emmanuel Macron. Speaking a day after he suggested Macron needed mental health treatment because of his views on Islam and radical Muslims, Erdogan expanded his range to take aim at foreign critics. “Whatever your sanctions are, don’t be late,” Erdogan said, referring to U.S. warnings for Turkey not to get directly involved in the conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh, where Ankara supports Azerbaijan against ethnic Armenian forces.

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Erdogan even questioned Macron’s mental health, provoking France to recall its ambassador to Turkey. The boycott of French goods demanded by Erdogan is already being administered in Kuwait and Qatar. Mass protests against Macron are emerging in a broad swathe of Muslim countries from Libya to Bangladesh.

In recent days, Islamophobia has surged at all levels of French society, from the interior minister, who accused halal food in supermarkets of fostering separatism, to the assailants who stabbed two Muslim women in headscarves near the Eiffel Tower.

Macron’s own strategy seems clear: to out-maneuver his far-right rival Marine Le Pen. His poor handling of the pandemic had already diminished his chances in the 2022 presidential election. Macron now hopes to bluster his way out of an existential crisis with appeals to France’s matchless grandeur.

He has a tradition of rousing rhetoric in this regard. Take, for instance, this declaration from Macron’s book “Révolution” in 2016: “In the spirit of France there is an aspiration to the universal that is at once an unceasing indignation at injustice and oppression, and a determination to tell others what we think of the world, here, now and on behalf of everyone.”

'Resist the blackmail': French companies brace for Arab boycott

  'Resist the blackmail': French companies brace for Arab boycott France's largest employers' federation on Monday urged companies to "resist the blackmail" over a product boycott by Arab countries as a backlash widens over Paris's hardened stance against radical Islam. French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech. But his commentsFrench President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech.

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The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order July 20, 2010 Author: Huntington, Samuel P. Title: The Clash of However, according to Huntington, a civilization is what a group of individuals belongs to at the broadest level of identification in which they intensely identify with.

Macron doesn’t seem to have considered a basic problem: Most people in the world today do not much care what the French think of them. Assertions such as the 2007 claim by his predecessor Nicolas Sarkozy that “the African has not fully entered history,” or Macron’s own remarks in 2017 that Africa had an intransigent “civilizational” problem, stemming from African women who breed “7 to 8 children,” have not given those people much reason to reconsider their disdain.

Taking up the white man’s burden abroad, Macron seems oblivious to a deepening problem at home: The old French model, which claimed to be universal and superior to all social systems, is disastrously unsuited to an increasingly multi-ethnic and multi-racial society.

Nor is the spirit of France immune to certain global trends. Social cohesion has been endangered across the world by uneven growth and extreme inequality, and the dwindling of trade unions, churches, local newspapers and other institutions that once helped foster civic participation and the responsibilities of citizenship. In almost every major country, members of a minority radicalized on the internet periodically disrupt public life with vicious acts of violence.

Macron vs. Erdogan is a fight both leaders want

  Macron vs. Erdogan is a fight both leaders want “In each other,” the French and Turkish leaders “have found the ideal enemy.” They may be NATO allies, but there’s no love lost between French President Emmanuel Macron and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Over the past year, they have conspicuously locked horns on a number of fronts, from Libya’s civil war to the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan to tense maritime disputes in the eastern Mediterranean. But their latest spat marks perhaps the most acute escalation yet.

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France seems particularly unprepared for these volatile realities because French leaders can still rally broad support for an outmoded national ideology of secularism. Such circling of wagons, however, can only further alienate disaffected minorities and delay necessary modifications to the country’s self-image and political, legal and educational systems.

Indeed, by endlessly eulogizing their country’s political and intellectual traditions, French leaders have made them as hidebound and resistant to the 21st century as the “originalist” interpretations of the U.S. constitution fetishized by right-wing Republicans.

Invoking Voltaire’s maxims, and other greatest hits of the French Enlightenment, may gratify diehard secularists. But many more people around the world are now grappling with the long-term consequences of what Voltaire, among many other past luminaries, said about black people (evidently, animal-like in their stupidity) and Jews (all born fanatics).

Ignoring France’s irrevocably diverse population and fragile security situation, as well as a highly unstable international climate, Macron has taken to peddling an unsustainable idea of French glory in his bid for re-election. The dangers of his opportunism include greater polarization at home and broader, more intense conflicts abroad. They should not be underestimated.

This column does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editorial board or Bloomberg LP and its owners.

Pankaj Mishra is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. His books include “Age of Anger: A History of the Present,” “From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia,” and “Temptations of the West: How to Be Modern in India, Pakistan, Tibet and Beyond.”

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