France President Emmanuel Macron, which caused controversy with Islamic countries, are heating up. Earlier in this month, Macron said that Islam was in “crisis”.
Tensions over the issue escalated after someone killed French teacher Samuel Paty on October 16th near his school.
The teacher had previously shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his students. Since the crime, French officially linked the murdered to Islam.
Several world leaders criticized the French President
After Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Macron, he said the French leader needed a “mental health check” for his attitude toward Islam. Then, several other world leaders also criticized him, including Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Meanwhile, tens of thousands people attended protests in Bangladesh calling for a boycott of French goods. The Arab merchant association carried out the same action the day before.
Turkish President appears on the cover of Charlie Hebdo magazine
Turkish President’s caricature appears on the cover of the satirical Charlie Hebdo magazine. The magazine is notorious for its concern which often includes controversial pictures.
The tweet shows a cover featuring a caricature of Erdogan sitting on a chair. Erdogan appeared to lift a woman’s dress to reveal the back with the text “Erdogan-he’s very nice in person.”
In another development, France urged the EU to take action against Turkey at its next summit after President Erdogan questioned President Macron’s mental health and called for a boycott of French goods.
“France is united and Europe is united. at the next European Council, Europe must take decisions that will allow it to strengthen the balance of power with Turkey to better defend its interests and European values, “Trade Minister Franck Riester told lawmakers, quoting fromBloomberg.com, Wednesday (28/10/2020).
Meanwhile, the Turkish parliament condemned the defense of Macron (the President of France) for the caricature of the Prophet Muhammad which was considered insulting Islam. In addition, it also has the potential to create global divisions.
Four parties, including the ruling AK Party, have argued that Macron’s remarks could lead to “destructive conflict” between people with different faiths.