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Palestinians protest French insults against Islam

Macron has sparked outrage across Muslim world by accusing Muslims of “separatism”

Said Amouri   | 27.10.2020
Palestinians protest French insults against Islam

JERUSALEM

Hundreds of Palestinians staged a protest in the town of al-Ram in Jerusalem on Tuesday against French President Emmanuel Macron’s insulting statements of Islam and Prophet Muhammad.


Protesters waved banners and chanted slogans defending the Prophet against the French insults, according to eyewitnesses.


Macron has sparked outrage across the Muslim world by accusing Muslims of “separatism” and describing Islam as a “a religion in crisis all over the world".


This coincided with a provocative move by Charlie Hebdo, a left-wing French magazine infamous for publishing anti-Islamic caricatures, which have drawn widespread anger and outrage across the Muslim world.


The caricatures were first published in 2006 by a Danish newspaper Jylllands Posten, sparking a wave of protests.


*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara

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