A former Senegalese minister announced his abandonment of the “French Legion of Honor, and placing it at the disposal of the French Embassy in Dakar, for the sake of the honor of the Prophet Muhammad,” in response to France’s abuse of Islam.
Former Culture Minister Amadou Tejan Won, in a letter to French President Emmanuel Macron, said that he “is not honored to share the same medal with Samuel Patti (the teacher who published insulting pictures of the Prophet), for deep and sacred reasons,” accusing Macron of “seeking to convert reckless ones To heroes. ”
Tijan Won, who also served as his country’s ambassador to Canada, explained that when he was awarded the medal, he was “proud of it” and had the honor to “join the prestigious circle of those whom France deservedly celebrates despite the vicissitudes of history.”
He continued, explaining that “I have always considered this a symbol of brotherhood, freedom to celebrate, and equality in victory.”
Amadou Tejan asserted that “defending the Prophet’s janaab is preceded for me by a temporary advantage of vanity. I am a Muslim and I repeat martyrdom several times daily, which confirms that there is no god but God and Muhammad is the Messenger of God.”
And he added, addressing the French President, “This conviction gives meaning to all the actions that a Muslim performs daily and in all circumstances. I must say that every breathing we do is a veneration of God and His Messenger! Because our mortal gaze erases the horizon of eternal life with faith, certainty and trust. So we do not.” We live in the same world as Mr. Macron. “
The resignation of the Senegalese Minister of Culture and the former ambassador to Canada from the French Legion of Honor Council and his return of all decorations and honors in protest against the offensive cartoons, and the official position of the French government in consecrating values that do not represent his personal beliefs #except God’s messengerBoycott of French products 17 https://t.co/SI1Akej3xn
– Al amiin Aac (@alaminathie) November 13, 2020
Last October, France saw the publication of cartoons insulting to the Prophet Muhammad on the facades of buildings, which French President Emmanuel Macron considered “freedom of expression.”
The cartoons and Macron’s statement sparked a wave of anger among Muslims around the world, and campaigns were launched in many Muslim and Arab countries to boycott French products.