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Muslims ‘not persecuted’ in France

AFP/Paris
Filed on October 26, 2020
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Boycotts of French goods are under way in supermarkets in Qatar and Kuwait, with further calls to spurn French products in Jordan, Turkey and other states.

Muslims are “not persecuted” in France, the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) said on Monday as a row over radicals and freedom of speech pits Muslim nations against Paris.

“France is a great country, Muslim citizens are not persecuted, they freely construct their mosques and they freely practise their religion,” said the council.

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to take the fight to radicals after the October 16 beheading of a history teacher who had shown blasphemous caricatures to pupils in a class discussion on free speech.

Boycotts of French goods are under way in supermarkets in Qatar and Kuwait, with further calls to spurn French products in Jordan, Turkey and other states.

The head of the CFCM, Mohammed Moussaoui, urged French Muslims on Monday to “defend the interests” of the nation in the face of the international outcry.





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