France’s international ministry has demanded Pakistan authorities withdraw feedback made by the latter’s human rights minister that President Emmanuel Macron was treating Muslims like Nazis had handled Jews in World Conflict 2.
The comments posted on Twitter by Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Saturday got here as a part of a conflict between Pakistan and France over the publication of photographs of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) by a French journal. The photographs have sparked anger and protests within the Muslim world, particularly in Pakistan.
“Macron is doing to Muslims what the Nazis did to the Jews — Muslim kids will get ID numbers (different kids received’t) simply as Jews had been pressured to put on the yellow star on their clothes for identification,” Mazari stated in a tweet linking to an online article. That article now features a clarification, saying the ID numbers is not going to simply be for Muslim kids, because it had beforehand reported, however for all kids.
In a follow-up tweet on Sunday, Mazari doubled down on her claims following a condemnation by France’s international ministry late on Saturday.
“These hateful phrases are blatant lies, imbued with an ideology of hatred and violence. Such slander is unworthy of this stage of accountability. We reject them with the best firmness,” Overseas Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll stated, including that Paris had knowledgeable the Pakistan embassy of its robust condemnation of the feedback.
“Pakistan should rectify these remarks and return to the trail of a dialogue based mostly on respect.”
Macron below fireplace
French President Emmanuel Macron is dealing with renewed criticism within the Muslim world and overseas over his newest plans to sort out what he calls radical Islam, together with asking Muslim leaders in his nation to comply with a “constitution of republican values”.
Politicians and activists likened the brand new measures proposed by the French authorities, particularly a transfer in direction of giving kids an “identification quantity” to make sure they’re attending college, with insurance policies employed by the Nazis towards the Jews.
Pakistan’s parliament on the finish of October handed a decision urging the federal government to recall its envoy from Paris, accusing Macron of “hate-mongering” towards Muslims.
The French president sparked protests throughout the Muslim world after final month’s murder of teacher Samuel Paty — who had proven his class a blasphemous sketch of Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) — by saying France would by no means surrender its legal guidelines allowing blasphemous caricatures.
He additionally pledged a crackdown towards what he referred to as “Islamist separatism” to defend France’s secular values and argued that controversial cartoons ought to be defended on free speech grounds.