Macron compared to a Nazi by a Pakistani minister, Paris condemns

ASSOCIATED PRESS Emmanuel Macron during the Paris Peace Forum, November 12, 2020 (Ludovic Marin, Pool via AP)

The Pakistani Minister of Human Rights said in a tweet that “Macron does to Muslims what the Nazis inflicted on Jews”.

DIPLOMACY – The French Foreign Ministry strongly condemned this Saturday, November 21 the “detestable and deceptive” remarks by a Pakistani minister about President Emmanuel Macron and his relations with the Muslim population in France, according to a statement from his spokesperson .

“A member of the Pakistani government spoke today on social networks in terms that are deeply shocking and insulting to the President of the Republic and our country”, indignant French diplomacy, qualifying these remarks “detestable” of “shameless lies, imbued with an ideology of hatred and violence”.

Pakistani Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari said earlier in a tweet that “Macron does to Muslims what the Nazis inflicted on Jews”, claiming that “Muslim children will have to have an identification number, like Jews were forced to wear the yellow star on their clothing to be identified. ” Information formally denied by the French government.

“Pakistan must rectify these remarks and find the path of a dialogue based on respect”, insists the spokesperson for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pakistan has been the scene since September of anti-French protests, often stormy, after the republication of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.

Several thousand people recently demonstrated at the gates of Islamabad to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s statements defending the right to cartoon in the name of freedom of expression, during the tribute to a teacher killed after showing such drawings to his class.

Author: AFP –


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