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A teacher who discussed the cartoons of the prophet of Islam with students was beheaded.

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Dhaka, Bangladesh – On Tuesday, about 10,000 people from Bangladesh gathered in the capital of the South Asian country to protest against the French president and his firm support for secular laws, which considered the comics to describe the Prophet Muhammad as protected by freedom of speech.

Protesters of the Andolon group, an Islamic conservative group in Bangladesh, support the implementation of Islamic laws in most Muslim countries, holding signs and placards: “All Muslims in the world unite” and “Boycott France.” This is the largest protest against cartoons in recent days.

Some people have a portrait of French President Emmanuel Macron on their faces with an “X” printed on their faces. A protester held up a portrait of the French president with shoes around his neck to show insult.

In the past few days, this problem has been exposed again because a French teacher was brutally beheaded near Paris. He showed the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in class. The 18-year-old Chechen refugee who carried out the attack was later shot dead by the police.

Teacher Samuel Paty is hailed as a symbol of France’s firm secular ideals and a symbol of France’s rejection of religious activities in the public sphere. Macron and his government members vowed to continue to support cartoons that are protected by freedom of speech.

Muslim politicians, religious scholars and ordinary people all condemned this kind of hate speech and regarded it as blasphemy and insulting Islam. Muslims have been calling for protests and boycotts of French goods in response to France’s cartoon stance on Islam’s most respected prophet.

Five years ago, French-born al-Qaeda extremists killed 12 employees of the French satirical weekly “Charlie Hebdo” in response to its published caricature depicting the Prophet Muhammad. These cartoons also triggered large-scale protests in Muslim-majority countries, some of which even turned into deadly protests.

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Richard Malka, a lawyer for Charlie Hebdo, talked about the publication’s determination to continue publishing.

Bangladeshi protesters gathered in front of the main Baitul Mokaram Mosque in downtown Dhaka on Tuesday morning. They walked towards the French Embassy, ​​but the police intercepted the demonstration, and the demonstration did not end violently.

Rezaul Karim, the head of the Islamic Andorran Organization of Bangladesh, called on France not to show the prophet’s cartoons.

He said: “We, Muslims, have never done caricatures of other religious leaders.”

Before calling on Muslims to boycott French goods, he added: “Allah sent the Prophet Muhammad as the peace ambassador… Macron and his accomplices did not learn anything from history.”

Karim also said that Macron’s “mental illness” should be treated, which is similar to what Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a few days ago. He criticized him most strongly among political leaders, saying that Macron needed to check his head and lost his spirit. Method. Since then, France has recalled its ambassador to Turkey, and other European countries have defended Macron.

However, the leaders of Bangladesh did not criticize France in the same way that Turkey, Pakistan and other Muslim-majority countries did. Bangladesh is a country with a population of 160 million, most of whom are Muslims and are bound by a secular constitution.

In Iran, Iraq, Turkey

Elsewhere, Iran summoned a French diplomat to protest France’s position on comics. State television reported Tuesday that an Iranian official of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs told French diplomats that Paris’ response after Patty’s death was “unwise” and that France allowed hatred of Islam under the guise of supporting freedom. expression.

A powerful association of priests in the Iranian city of Qom also urged the government to condemn Macron. The Iranian hardline newspaper Vatan-e Emrooz described Macron as a demon and called him Satan in a cartoon on the front page of Tuesday.

Protests have also been held recently in Iraq, the Turkish Gaza Strip and the opposition areas in northwestern Syria controlled by Turkish-backed rebels.

In pakistan

The Pakistani Parliament passed a resolution condemning the publication of the prophet’s cartoons. On Tuesday, dozens of people in the southern port city of Karachi protested France’s refusal to condemn the publication. The demonstrators chanted slogans against Macron and then burned his statue.

In Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

In Saudi Arabia, the State-run Saudi News Agency issued a statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, stating that Saudi Arabia “rejects any attempts to link Islam to terrorism and condemns the offensive cartoons of the Prophet.” The Saudi Pastor Also condemned the comics, but also quoted the prophet’s “kindness, justice, tolerance”. Another prominent chief called on Muslims not to overreact.

Qatar, the Arab Gulf country, also condemned what it described as the “dramatic escalation of populist speech” and incited religious abuse. The government said in a statement that inflammatory remarks fueled the call, through the deliberate offense of the Prophet Muhammad, once again targeting nearly 2 billion Muslims worldwide and leading to increased hostility towards Muslims.

In the Middle East, Kuwaiti stores removed French yogurt, cheese and bottles of soda from their shelves, and Qatar University cancelled French Culture Week and called to stay away from the French-owned Carrefour grocery store chain on social media. Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

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