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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “RIGHT TO BLASPHEME? MUSLIM NATIONS LAUNCH BOYCOTT FRANCE MOVEMENT” – below is their description.
From Morocco to Pakistan, leaders have called out Emmanuel Macron for his defense of the right to blaspheme, Gulf States even launching a boycott of French products. They say the president unfairly stigmatized Islam after two recent terrors attacks. Macron who used blunt words last week at the national tribute for Samuel Paty, the French middle school teacher beheaded after a civics lesson on free speech that included cartoons of the prophet. It spiraled into a social media campaign calling for his sacking, supported by a Paris area mosque which has since been shut.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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