The French government has nothing to do with the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed published in the Paris-based Charlie Hebdo magazine in 2015. Emmanuelle Macron said this in an interview with Al Jazeera TV station.
“These drawings have been published by an independent publication not affiliated with the French government”, – quotes Makrona. – “The French authorities have nothing to do with this, this is not a government project”.
The French President noted that he understands the anger of the Muslim public at the cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed. However, according to Makron, the anti-French protests in the Islamic world are caused by the misinterpretation of the statement he made a fortnight ago after the attack in the Parisian suburb of Conflant-Honorin, where an 18-year-old terrorist killed a schoolteacher on 16 October who showed cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed to his students.
“People understood as if I supported these drawings, but I did not”, – said Macron.
After the incident, President Macron warned that the French authorities were fighting against supporters of “radical ideology and the associations they had formed”. In his interview, the French leader stressed that extremist forces “distort Islam and the Muslims themselves are the first to suffer from their actions”.Reuters: The Pentagon conducted an operation in northern Nigeria to release a US citizen