Pakistanis on Monday joined the marketing campaign to boycott French merchandise in response to latest controversial feedback made by President Emmanuel Macron on Islam, and his resolution to proceed publishing blasphemous cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Whereas the hashtag, #boycottfrenchproducts, was among the many high traits on Twitter in Pakistan, leaders and students urged the residents to cease consuming French merchandise.
“After insults against the Holy Prophet by France and its president, will we still continue buying and selling, and import of French products? They will only learn a lesson when Muslims around the world will boycott their products…,” spiritual scholar Muhammad Taqi Usmani tweeted.
“The current trend of boycott of French products and anti-Macron protests around the Muslim world shows people’s anger, and how much they are hurt by the French president’s statement,” Sirajul Haq, the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, a number one religio-political occasion, informed Anadolu Company.
Requires a boycott of French merchandise have been made in lots of Center Jap international locations as properly.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who earlier mentioned the French chief wants “mental treatment,” additionally urged Turkish residents “to never buy French products.”
Pakistan’s Prime Imran Khan, and different opposition politicians have condemned the French president for “attacking Islam.”
The nation’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the French ambassador to convey “deep concerns” over the latest “illegal and Islamophobic acts,” and condemned equating Islam with terrorism.
Khan additionally wrote to Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Fb, asking him to place a ban on Islamophobic content material.
Haq, in the meantime, referred to as for expulsion of the French envoy in Pakistan.
Earlier this month, Macron described Islam as a faith “in crisis,” and introduced plans for harder legal guidelines to deal with what he referred to as “Islamist separatism” in France.
He additionally paid tribute to a French instructor murdered after he confirmed cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in school.
Arab world denounces insults towards Muslim prophet
Arab international locations, folks and civil society teams on Monday condemned latest insulting statements by French officers towards Islam and the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.
Qatar condemned the rising populist incitement towards religions and the deliberate insult of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
In a press release, the Qatari International Ministry reiterated its whole rejection of all types of hate speech primarily based on perception, race or faith.
“This agitating populist speech has witnessed a dangerous turning point with the continued institutional and systematic calls to repeat the targeting of nearly two billion Muslims around the world,” the ministry mentioned.
It warned towards “intentionally offending the noble prophet, which resulted in a rise in waves of hostility towards a primary element of society in several international locations of the world”.
The Gulf state referred to as on the worldwide group to face as much as its accountability to reject hatred and incitement, stressing assist for the values of tolerance and coexistence, and dealing to determine rules of worldwide peace and safety.
In Gaza, Muslim Palestinian students gathered in entrance of the French Cultural Heart upon the decision of the Palestinian Students Union to protest anti-Islamic practices and statements of some French officers.
Students referred to as for a boycott of French merchandise in response to the latest controversial feedback by President Emmanuel Macron, in addition to his resolution that cartoons of Prophet Muhammad would proceed to be printed in France.
In Baghdad, Shia teams held demonstrations to protest French provocations towards Islam in entrance of the French Embassy, chanting slogans towards Macron.
Over the previous few days, France has witnessed the posting of insulting footage and drawings of the Prophet Muhammad on the facades of some buildings within the nation.
Moreover the provocative cartoons, President Macron earlier this month described Islam as a faith “in disaster” and introduced plans for harder legal guidelines to deal with what he referred to as “Islamist separatism” in France.
French Muslims have accused Macron of making an attempt to repress their faith and legitimizing Islamophobia.
A number of Arab international locations in addition to Turkey and Pakistan have additionally condemned Macron’s angle towards Muslims and Islam, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan saying the French chief wants a “psychological well being test.”
Iranians demand expulsion of French envoy over insults
Calls are rising in Iran for the expulsion of the French envoy and boycott of the nation’s items over President Emmanuel Macron’s insulting statements towards the Islamic faith.
Tons of of individuals have taken to social media in previous days demanding a “strong stance” from Iran’s authorities to Macron’s “blasphemous remarks” hurting the emotions of Muslims.
“Freedom of expression is not freedom to insult,” mentioned Davood Bagherzadeh, an oil sector employee, calling for instant expulsion of the French envoy in Tehran.
Mohammad, a college pupil, mentioned these actions by French rulers “not only ridicule the sacred personalities of Muslims but violate the sanctity of all monotheistic religions”.
Saeed Bahnoud, one other college pupil, mentioned the “humiliation and insult” shouldn’t go “unanswered” this time, suggesting that the “expulsion of French envoy would be a good start”.
Abdul Majid Kharqani, a seminary scholar, pointed to the “hypocrisy” and “double standards” of French rulers on blasphemy of Islam’s holy personalities and Holocaust.
“In France, any critical analysis of Holocaust is regarded as a punishable crime but the Prophet of Islam is ridiculed on the pretext of freedom of expression,” he mentioned.
Macron has sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world by accusing Muslims of “separatism” and describing Islam as a “a faith in disaster everywhere in the world”.
This coincided with a provocative transfer by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French journal notorious for publishing anti-Islamic caricatures, which have drawn widespread anger and outrage throughout the Muslim world.
The caricatures had been first printed in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands Posten, sparking a wave of protests.
“When the insults (towards the Holy Prophet) are repeated and the statements of condemnation don’t have any severe impact, it’s time to take a severe motion,” mentioned Iman Ahangar, an activist.
Mohammad Saleh Soltani, a pupil chief at Sharif College, mentioned “the least” Iran’s authorities can do in response to sacrilegious remarks of French leaders is to “expel the French envoy”.
Ghulamreza Khalilniya, a distinguished educational and activist, additionally demanded the “expulsion of the French ambassador and the boycott of French goods”.
In the meantime, Iran’s Parliament Speaker Baqer Qalibaf, addressing an open session of the meeting, condemned on Monday what he termed the “highest level of ugliness” exhibited by French officers.
He mentioned the Parliament unanimously condemns the “ugly remarks by French officials”, asserting that the “tricks” will backfire on them.
The Jewish member of Iran’s Parliament Sameh Yah additionally denounced the French authorities over Macron’s “blasphemous remarks”, saying they search to “foment Islamophobia” the world over.
On Sunday, Iranian Supreme Chief’s high adviser and head of World Meeting of Islamic Awakening Ali Akbar Velayati additionally issued a press release, calling on Muslims to “thwart anti-Islamic conspiracies”.
Iran’s International Ministry in a press release on Saturday had condemned the “disrespect” for the Prophet of Islam, saying that it was “unjustifiable” and “not appropriate or prudent”.
The Iranians, nevertheless, really feel that the official response from Iran to the “recurrent cases of insult” to Islam’s holiest determine has not been sturdy sufficient.
Saeed Naeemi, an engineering pupil at Sharif College and an activist, mentioned it’s time to transfer past “dramatic condemnations” when the insults preserve repeating.
“Since when have we been so humiliated that we respond so passively to insults to our sacred figures,” he mentioned, demanding expulsion of the French envoy and boycott of French merchandise.