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Publish Date: 15:19 - 24 October 2020
Saturday, 24 October 2020_The Iranian Foreign Ministry has lambasted the stance adopted by French authorities on insulting Muslims and the noble religion of Islam in the European country, saying such policies would fail to counter extremism and instead breed hatred.

France’s stance on Muslims leads to hate mongering: IranThe Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh denounced on Saturday the unjustifiable position of the French authorities on insulting Islam’s Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his followers, saying the move was not a tactful response to radicalism and violence, and would lead to hate-mongering more than ever before.

French President Emmanuel Macron has in recent weeks attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing Muslims of "separatism," and claiming that "Islam is a religion in crisis all over the world."

Macron has also approved the publication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad and stressed that his country would not give up the insulting cartoons despite harsh criticisms from Muslims.

Moreover, French teacher Samuel Paty raised controversy last week and provoked anger over showing defamatory cartoons of Islam's Prophet Muhammad to his students. Paty was decapitated by an 18-year-old assailant, identified as Chechen Abdullakh Anzorov, who was shot dead by police soon after the killing.

“Undoubtedly, the unacceptable and violent actions taken by a few extremists originated from a radical and deviant ideology in the Muslim world, and the ideology which is also owned by politicians close to the West and the United States can in no way justify insult and disrespect for the heavenly character venerated by one billion and eight hundred million Muslims across the world,” Khatibzadeh said.

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