Macron`s remarks on Prophet Muhammad: Iran summons French envoy

Macron`s remarks on Prophet Muhammad: Iran summons French envoy

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Published: 19:29 27 October 2020  

Macron`s remarks on Prophet Muhammad: Iran summons French envoy

Macron`s remarks on Prophet Muhammad: Iran summons French envoy

Amid brewing anger in Islamic countries over French President Emmanuel Macron’s remark, Iran’s Foreign Ministry has reportedly summoned the French ambassador to lodge a protest against the alleged insult of Prophet Muhammad. 

According to Iranian state broadcaster IRIB, a ministry official told the French charge d’affaires that Iran strongly rejects any “insult and disrespect” to the Prophet and Islam’s pure values by any person “regardless of their position.”

Macron had defended the right to show a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad after the murder of a French teacher who showed cartoons of the religious leader in class. The French President said that the teacher, Samuel Paty, "was killed because Islamists want our future", but France would "not give up our cartoons". 

The visual depiction of Prophet Muhammad in any form since can cause serious offence to Islamic fundamentalists because they believe it amounts to blasphemy.

Director General of the European Division of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the French president's insulting remarks could not be continued in the name of freedom of speech. Contrary to the ignorance of the French authorities in response to the violent behavior of an extremist, many people will turn to extremist thinking.

French Charge d'Affaires Floren Idalu said he would inform France of Iran's protest as soon as possible.

Earlier this month, French President Emmanuel Macron pledged to ensure the protection of secular values ​​and to fight radical Islam. The Muslim world is angry over Macron's comments on Muslims. Macron has been asked to apologize in addition to boycotting French products in protesting over his comments on Prophet Mohammad.

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