Muslim World Rises Against French Crackdown on Radical Islam

Muslim World Rises Against French Crackdown on Radical Islam, by Breitbart Jerusalem.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to Islamic radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown cartoons of the Prophet Mohamed to pupils in a class discussion on free speech. …

Macron vowed that France would never give up cartoons such as those which in 2015 triggered a deadly attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine and which Paty showed to his class.

Macron hailed Paty as a “hero” for representing the secular, free-thinking values of the French republic, which include a long-cherished right to mock religion.

“He was killed because Islamists want to take our future,” Macron said at a memorial for Paty. “They will never have it.” …

Western culture: balls at last!

But his comments triggered protests in Muslim-majority countries at the weekend, with people burning pictures of Macron in Syria and setting fire to French flags in the Libyan capital Tripoli.

Boycotts of French goods are under way in supermarkets in Qatar and Kuwait, with further calls to spurn French products in Jordan and other states. …

Macron’s stance has fuelled tension between France and the Muslim world, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan telling his counterpart to undergo “mental checks” for treating “millions of members from different faith groups this way”. The comments prompted Paris to recall its envoy to Ankara.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has accused Macron of “attacking Islam”.

Maher al-Huli, a leader of the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, condemned the comments by Macron “and whoever offends the Prophet Mohammed, whether through words, actions, gestures or drawings”. …

The Taliban in Afghanistan added its voice to the outcry, saying Macron’s comments amounted to “a stand against nations”.

The Taliban said “it would be better if he carefully studied Islam instead of making ignorant Islamophobic remarks”.

Islam versus traditional western culture. Choose carefully.

hat-tip Stephen Neil