Sunday 25 October 2020
The French Foreign Ministry confirmed that the Muslims of France are an integral part of the country’s society and history, noting that the fight against extremism is being carried out in cooperation with the Muslims of France, according to Al-Arabiya.
In a statement this evening, Saturday, the French Foreign Ministry called on the countries of the Islamic world not to boycott French products, stressing that Muslims are part of the national fabric in France.
And calls were made on social media to boycott French products in a number of Arab and Islamic countries, against the backdrop of the statements of French President Emmanuel Macron, who pledged Thursday to “not give up caricatures”, during the memorial service for teacher Samuel Batey, who was killed on October 16.
Several countries, including Iran, Jordan, Kuwait and Turkey, have condemned the publication of the caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
The Organization of Islamic Cooperation also denounced “the official political speech issued by some French officials that offends French-Islamic relations and fuels feelings of hatred for partisan political gains.”