The hostility of a part of the Muslim world towards French power does not abate, according to the last outing of a Pakistani minister.
Human rights officer Shireen Mazari said in a tweet on Saturday that “Emmanuel Macron does to Muslims what the Nazis inflicted on Jews”.
She also claimed that “Muslim children will have to have an identification number, as Jews were forced to wear the yellow star on their clothes to be identified.” Information formally denied by the French government.
At the end of October, a former Malaysian prime minister had “called for the killing of the French”.
“Deeply shocking and offensive”
“A member of the Pakistani government spoke today on social networks in terms that are deeply shocking and insulting to the President of the Republic and our country,” said French diplomacy. “Pakistan must rectify these remarks and find the path of a dialogue based on respect”, insists the spokesperson for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
As in many places in the Muslim world, Pakistan has been the scene since September of anti-French protests, often heated, after the republication of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.
VIDEO. Muslims demonstrate against France in several countries in Asia and the Middle East
Several thousand people recently demonstrated at the gates of Islamabad to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s statements defending the right to cartoon in the name of freedom of expression, during the tribute to the teacher Samuel Paty killed after to have shown such drawings to his class.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr