Islamic countries start a boycott campaign against French products
Paris (France) – ‘#BoycottFrenchProducts’ is in trend from various Islamic countries to protest against the strict stand taken against the Islam fundamentalists in France. This led to the stop of the French products’ in many Islamic countries. French President Emmanuel Macron commented a few days back that ‘Islam is in crisis’. This led to a protest. Afterwards, a religious fanatic had assassinated a teacher in France for showing cartoons published in the magazine ‘Chalie Hebdo’. Islamic organisations were then asked to close a mosque in Paris. On the backdrop of these Islamic countries are boycotting French products as described above.
Muslims all over the world are calling for a boycott of French products after President Macron vowed not to give up cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad pic.twitter.com/Otw4nvaTIk
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On the other side, the French Government is also gaining support from people. #WeSupportFrance is in trend for the same. The questions like ‘what is wrong in fighting against terrorism?,’ ‘why to boycott ?’ have been asked on Twitter along with the above Hashtag.
We will never give in ! – France President Emmanuel Macron
Mr. Macron tweeted responding the protest, ‘we will never give.. We respect all differences in a spirit of peace. We will always be on the side of human dignity and universal values’.
Islamic countries oppose France publicly
There has been a massive outcry from many Islamic countries against France. They have written a formal letter stating, ‘Macron’s attack on Islam reveals intolerance and hatred which is shameful for the head of a state like France’. Tawakkol Karman, a prominent Yemeni human rights activist and Nobel Peace Laureate also sent a letter in defence of Islam. French products have been boycotted from a large supermarkets of some Arab countries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticised Macron, ‘a head of state, who does not understand freedom of belief and discriminates against millions of members from different faith groups in this way needs a mental check.’
French President’s office replied the criticism stating, ‘after the discussions, it will be decided if political relations with Turkey should be brought to an end or recall the French Ambassador permanently. (India can learn a lot from a country like France which takes such a strong stand. – Editor)