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A French government spokesperson responded on Wednesday, stating that France will continue its fight against Islamic extremism regardless of Turkish “intimidation attempts.”
The spat between France and Turkey flared up after Macron began his battle against radical Islam in the aftermath of the beheading of French teacher Samuel Paty on October 16. Paty had shown Charlie Hebdo’s “blasphemous” image of Islam’s Prophet to his class.
Macron subsequently declared that Islam is “in crisis” and refused to denounce the controversial cartoons of Mohammed published by the satirical journal.
The rhetoric and actions of the French president and his government have angered many Muslims around the world, with leaders in Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, Iran, and Egypt, among others, slamming Macron and calling for a boycott on French goods.
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