‘Boycott France’: 10,000 protest Prophet Muhammad cartoons, Muslim leaders slam Macron
DHAKA, Bangladesh – Around 10,000 people in Bangladesh rallied in the South Asian nation’s capital on Tuesday to protest France’s president and his staunch support of secular laws that deem caricatures depicting the Prophet Muhammad as protected under freedom of speech.
Protesters from the conservative Islami Andolon Bangladesh group, which supports the introduction of Islamic law in the Muslim-majority country, carried banners and placards reading: “All Muslims of the world, unite” and “Boycott France.” It was the largest protest yet against the cartoons in recent days.
Some carried portraits of French President Emmanuel Macron with an “X” on his face. One protester carried a cutout image of the French president with shoes around his neck as a sign of insult.
I get the right to free speech; but this whole thing has caused a ruckus and as said, we’ve had our own experiences in the USA on this matter.
I heard Pakistan is withdrawing from an Airbus contract. Airbus is a European plane maker.
Better to steer clear of these matters.
I believe I saw in Malaysia, some higher up made a tweet that was tasteless and later deleted it.
This is something that they don’t understand over there.