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The anger was triggered by controversial remarks made by President Emmanuel Macron, who vowed to “not give up cartoons” of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed in the wake of the murder of teacher Samuel Paty. The French educator was killed and beheaded by a man who was offended by his demonstration of prophet cartoons during a freedom of speech class. Islam considers depictions of Mohammed blasphemous.
The march in Dhaka is the latest anti-French action in Bangladesh over the past several days.
Another protests rally at Gazipur, #Bangladesh.
— Sakibul Hoque 🇧🇩 (@SakibulHoque8) October 26, 2020
Condemnations of Macron and his words came from across the Muslim world. Even nations as politically and religiously different as Iran and Saudi Arabia found themselves on the same side of the issue.
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