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Demonised for defending cartoons of the Prophet: protests break out in Bangladesh

Black_cats

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Send back French ambassador, demand Islamist leaders

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Supporters of Sammilito Islami Dal demonstrated after offering Jum’a prayer at Baitul Mukarram national mosque
Supporters of Sammilito Islami Dal demonstrated after offering Jum’a prayer at Baitul Mukarram national mosque. Photo: UNB


Supporters of Sammilito Islami Dal demonstrated after offering Jum’a prayer at Baitul Mukarram national mosque. Photo: UNB

The Sammilito Islami Dal, an alliance of Islamist parties, has demanded sending back the French ambassador to Dhaka in protest against comments made by Emmanuel Macron on Islam.

Leaders of the Islamist alliance warned of 'tougher movement' if their demand is not fulfilled immediately.

Supporters of Sammilito Islami Dal demonstrated after offering Jum'a prayer at Baitul Mukarram national mosque.

Vice-President of the alliance Abu Taher Jihadi Al Kashemi said that no one can stay in this country after defaming Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Jafarullah Khan, Secretary-General of the Alliance, said France will be severed into several parts just like the Soviet Union.

"They (France) have slammed Prophet Muhammad, we're requesting all to boycott their products," Khan said.
Protesters also urged the government to summon Ambassador Jean-Marin SCHUH and ask him to apologise in public.

Earlier this month, French President Macron pledged to fight "Islamist separatism", which he said was threatening to take control in some Muslim communities around France.

His comments, in addition to his backing of satirical outlets publishing caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad, has led to a social media campaign calling for the boycott of French products from supermarkets in Muslim countries.

Hashtags such as the #BoycottFrenchProducts in English and the Arabic #ExceptGodsMessenger trended across countries including Kuwait, Qatar, Palestine, Egypt, Algeria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

 

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The'll go wild for Macron's dumb comments and call for boycott but won't boycott China for the Uighurs. What a laugh.

And of course hardly any of them wear masks.
 

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Agreed, however personally Muslims or whoever need to stay calm when an irrelevant magazine makes belittling posts about anything. It is not productive or healthy to get offended at everything in the world. If not possible, they should at least engage in constructive criticism of the French versions of freedom of speech and secularism (laicite) as has been done by people of Anglo-Canada in regards to Quebec's policies (which has a similar socio-economic and political culture as France). Mindless protests do not change people's minds, and arguments are never won in such a manner. As Bluesky indicated in a post a couple days ago, it is also islamically recommended to just stay away from these insulting sources, and especially not engage in violence. Having said that, criticism of Macron's tactics to use the villainisation of Muslims to garner support among right-wing voters just shows his desperation in face of political weakness. Criticism of Macron himself is justified, and repercussions in France, and external relations/impressions of France are being felt which is also deserved. Overall, the post 9/11 environment and radicalisation of Muslims have given normal people of Muslim background a bad name throughout the world. It is not a positive outcome, and these recent acts of violence do not help improving that image, nor do unnecessary protests which are more words than action. People living in their home countries may not know, but there is growing animosity of Muslims and Islam in the West and the non-Muslim world everyday. Muslim-majority countries around the world need to develop human capital so that their current negative reputation is one day shed.
I fully agree with and endorse your comments. Muslims should refrain from showing too much of emotion at every opportunity. This is how they become religious fanatics that turn many into terrorists throughout the world, all in the name of their religion as if it has been permitted in Islam.

People should obey laws of the land they migrate. Their values must be substituted with those in the host countries. However, the best for the Muslims is to develop their respective countries by learning from and applying the Western technologies instead of going to West, and ruin the systems and values of the host countries that locals have built with hard labor taking a few centuries.

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Agreed, however personally Muslims or whoever need to stay calm when an irrelevant magazine makes belittling posts about anything. It is not productive or healthy to get offended at everything in the world. If not possible, they should at least engage in constructive criticism of the French versions of freedom of speech and secularism (laicite) as has been done by people of Anglo-Canada in regards to Quebec's policies (which has a similar socio-economic and political culture as France). Mindless protests do not change people's minds, and arguments are never won in such a manner. As Bluesky indicated in a post a couple days ago, it is also islamically recommended to just stay away from these insulting sources, and especially not engage in violence. Having said that, criticism of Macron's tactics to use the villainisation of Muslims to garner support among right-wing voters just shows his desperation in face of political weakness. Criticism of Macron himself is justified, and repercussions in France, and external relations/impressions of France are being felt which is also deserved. Overall, the post 9/11 environment and radicalisation of Muslims have given normal people of Muslim background a bad name throughout the world. It is not a positive outcome, and these recent acts of violence do not help improving that image, nor do unnecessary protests which are more words than action. People living in their home countries may not know, but there is growing animosity of Muslims and Islam in the West and the non-Muslim world everyday. Muslim-majority countries around the world need to develop human capital so that their current negative reputation is one day shed.
People who get so offended by what disbelievers say clearly lack faith in the Day of Judgement.
Why should I be bothered when there is an all-watching, all-knowing God? No one is forcing me to watch those cartoons.
 

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Hundreds of thousands gather in Dhaka to protest French caricatures of Prophet Muhammad

Published: November 02, 2020 11:56:56 | Updated: November 02, 2020 12:16:57
Hundreds of thousands gather in Dhaka to protest French caricatures of Prophet Muhammad


Hundreds of thousands of Muslim devotees have gathered in the Baitul Mukarram National Mosque area of Purana Paltan in Dhaka city in protests against anti-Islamic acts in France, including publication of caricatures of Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (SM).

Hefazat-e-Islam prepares for march towards French embassy
Fahim Reza Shovon
  • Published at 11:28 am November 2nd, 2020
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Several hundreds of leaders and activists Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh have gathered in front of National Mosque Baitul Mukarram in Dhaka on November 2, 2020. Dhaka Tribune

The gathering, which started on Monday morning, also urged the Bangladesh government to officially announce a boycott of French products in protest of France’s support for displaying a caricature of Prophet Muhammad

Several hundreds of leaders and activists Hefazat-e-Islam Bangladesh have gathered in front of national mosque Baitul Mukarram to march towards and lay siege on the French embassy in Dhaka.

The gathering, which started on Monday morning, also urged the Bangladesh government to officially announce a boycott of French products in protest of France’s support for displaying a caricature of Prophet Muhammad.

 
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