Paris raps Pak envoy over President Alvi remarks on French Muslims, World News

By | February 23, 2021

Paris raps Pak envoy over President Alvi remarks on French Muslims, World Information

The French international ministry has summoned Pakistan’s envoy to protest claims by President Arif Alvi {that a} French invoice cracking down on radical Islam stigmatises Muslims. 

Addressing a convention on faith on Saturday, Alvi mentioned, “While you see that legal guidelines are being modified in favour of a majority to isolate a minority, that could be a harmful precedent.” 

Particularly referring to the laws drafted after the beheading of a French instructor by an Islamist radical over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, Alvi mentioned, “While you insult the Prophet, you insult all Muslims. 

“I urge the political management of France to not entrench these attitudes into legal guidelines… It’s important to deliver folks collectively — to not stamp a faith in a sure method and create disharmony among the many folks or create bias.” 

Pakistan was one in every of a number of Muslim nations that noticed offended anti-French protests in October over President Emmanuel Macron’s defence of the correct to indicate cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed. 

The nation with the second-largest variety of Muslims on this planet after Indonesia doesn’t have an envoy in France. 

The French international ministry mentioned late on Monday it had known as in Pakistan’s cost d’affaires to mark “our shock and our disapproval (over Alvi’s remarks), on condition that the invoice incorporates no discriminatory component.” 

“It’s guided by the essential rules of freedom of faith and conscience, makes no distinction between the totally different religions and applies subsequently equally to all faiths,” the ministry mentioned. 

“Pakistan should perceive this and undertake a constructive angle for our bilateral relations,” it added. 

The invoice adopted by the decrease home of the French parliament final week is dubbed the ‘anti-separatism’ invoice in reference to Macron’s declare that Islamists are closing themselves off from French society by refusing to embrace secularism, gender equality and different French values. 

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