The President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, is under fire from part of the Muslim world after his remarks on the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. During a tribute paid to the assassinated professor Samuel Paty on Wednesday 21 October, he had thus promised not to “give up”: an outrage for certain political leaders such as the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, who reacted on Sunday 25 October.
The Pakistani Prime Minister accused Emmanuel Macron of attacking Islam. He reacted on social networks four days after the French president’s speech in homage to Samuel Paty.
According to Imran Khan, President Macron would have chosen “to create further polarization and marginalization that inevitably lead to radicalization,” he wrote Sunday, October 25 on Twitter, before adding: “It is regrettable that Emmanuel Macron chose to encourage Islamophobia by attacking Islam rather than terrorists who practice violence.
Other Pakistani politicians have also reacted strongly. Several ministers in Imran Khan’s government, such as the Minister of Planning, wrote: “Freedom of expression is not without limits.