How easy is it to attack a religion worshipped by millions worldwide? Apparently, it is mere child’s play. For all those clueless regarding the recent issue of Blasphemy in France, here’s a recount of what happened. It is truly heartbreaking.
The issue of blasphemy in France isn’t news at all- President Macron has declared that the French have the ‘right to blaspheme’ and this right has become a cause for insult, prejudice, and over 1000 islamophobic attacks in France.
French cartoons depicting obscenity
Apparently, the uprising has started when Charlie Hebdo (a French satirical weekly magazine, featuring cartoons, reports, polemics, and jokes) published blasphemous caricatures of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) which have not been banned or censored by the Government of France. Instead, President Macron has shown immense support for the magazine, promoting the disrespectful content.
Muslims countries to sue Charlie Hebdo
Just how bad is Charlie Hebdo? In a nutshell, their caricatures are obscene, vulgar, and deserve to be shunned. The magazine has gone to all lengths to promote islamophobia, creating links of Islam with terrorism as a ‘joke’. Since we condemn all the caricatures in Charlie Hebdo, we will just give you an overview of what obscene content they’re capable of. Recently, the magazine featured Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the front page, portraying him drinking while lifting the dress of a hijabi woman.
What does Erdogan have to say?
This is what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has to say about the dirty picture circulated of him: “My sadness and anger is not because of this disgusting attack against me, but because the very same media is the source of impudence against our beloved prophet whom we hold so dear”.
Caricatures much more disgusting than this one have been made public- rather, celebrated- in France, all by the command of Macron. There have been cartoons depicting the head of our Holy Prophet(PBUH) with the body of a dog, and there is no stop to it.
A shameless Macron
Why is President Macron being so insensitive and downright disrespectful to Islam? Apparently, a schoolteacher, Samuel Paty was beheaded by an 18-year-old Muslim male since he showed these caricatures to the students of a school. Imagine, being a Muslim in France, your children being forced to eat pork and draw cartoons of the Holy Prophet(PBUH) while you stand helpless against the Islamophobic Government. While violence is never the answer, neither are planned attacks against the Muslim world’s faith and their love for the Holy Prophet(PBUH).
President Macron clearly said, “we won’t renounce the caricatures.” He awarded Paty, the schoolteacher who circulated blasphemy against the Prophet(PBUH) with the Legion of Honor. He also said that Islam is “a religion that is in crisis all over the world” and that Muslim positions are “hardening.”
“[Paty was killed] because he embodied the Republic which comes alive every day in classrooms, the freedom that is conveyed and perpetuated in schools,” said Macron. “Samuel Paty was killed because Islamists want our future and because they know that with quiet heroes like him, they will never have it.”
Macron needs mental treatment
Then, on Friday, the blasphemous caricatures were hung up on all the governmental buildings in France. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Macron needed “mental treatment” for his statements and actions that show extreme repulsiveness towards the Muslims. The entire issue stems from the fact that Macron is anti-Islamic; there is no other way to conclude the matter.
The closing of French mosques
France has even ordered the closing of The Grand Mosque of Pantin, stripping Muslims in France of their right to pray in peace and freedom. Macron is supposedly safeguarding the ‘freedom of expression’, has he forgotten that there are other rights, such as the ‘freedom of faith’?
Pakistan, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Iran have condemned France, and rightly so. Prime Minister Imran Khan summoned the French ambassador Marc Barety to the foreign office where Khan criticized Macron for encouraging Islamophobia.
Khan’s reaction to French blasphemy
“This is a time when Pres[ident] Macron could have put healing touch and denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarisation and marginalisation that inevitably leads to radicalisation,” Khan said in a Twitter post. “It is unfortunate that he has chosen to encourage Islamophobia by attacking Islam rather than the terrorists who carry out violence, be it Muslims, White Supremacists or Nazi ideologists.”
The response by all Muslim Countries worldwide is to boycott France of all economic links. President Macron outwardly said ‘we will not give up our cartoons’. Muslim protestants have made it their mission to give up France as a counterattack to the disrespect of our Holy Prophet(PBUH), the man we hold so dear, who is the ideal human being and deserves all the respect in the world and in the heavens.
Let us pledge to fight
On the 12th of Rabi-ul-Awwal, let us pledge to fight for our Prophet(PBUH) and our stalwart faith by boycotting French good and brands completely. To make you more aware of what brands are produced in France, we will post the entire researched list of products for the community to follow. Please keep the list along with you whenever you venture outside for grocery shopping or buying clothes, products from multiple brands. Also, when you spot a French brand in a market, be sure to inform the market owner about the situation and advise him/her to remove it. Another post will explain how boycotting French goods will not affect our economy a fraction of what it affects France. So please stay tuned, and united!