Anti-France protests: Muslims hold rallies worldwide as tensions rise

Sun Online Desk

31st October, 2020 10:48:43 printer

Anti-France protests: Muslims hold rallies worldwide as tensions rise

Thousands of Muslims in countries around the world have held protests to vent their fury at France over its perceived animosity towards Islam.

Anti-French rallies erupted after Friday prayers in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon and other countries.

Protesters called for a boycott of French products and condemned President Emmanuel Macron, BBC reported.

He has become a target in several Muslim-majority countries for his recent comments about Islam.

Mr Macron has called Islam a religion "in crisis" and defended the right of a magazine to publish cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammed.

Protests against France have been going on across the Muslim world for days.

On Friday, they continued amid heightened tension, a day after another suspected Islamist attack in the French city of Nice, BBC reported.

 


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