Tons of of Muslims maintain anti-France protest in Bangladesh

DHAKA: Tons of of activists from an Islamist political social gathering protested in Bangladesh’s capital on Wednesday towards the French president’s help of secular legal guidelines that deem caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad as protected below freedom of speech.
The protesters from the conservative Islami Oikya Jote social gathering carried banners calling President Emmanuel Macron “the world’s greatest terrorist“ and burned and beat an effigy of him.
In addition they criticized the federal government of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, saying it ought to condemn Macron and France. Hasina has but to formally remark.
The social gathering helps the introduction of Islamic legislation within the Muslim-majority South Asian nation, which is ruled by a authorized system largely based mostly on British frequent legislation.
Wednesday’s protest on the nationwide Baitul Mokarram Mosque in downtown Dhaka got here a day after about 10,000 Muslims from one other Islamist group, Islami Andolon Bangladesh, demonstrated in Dhaka to name for a boycott of French merchandise.
Muslim-majority international locations the world over have been outraged by Macron’s refusal final week to sentence the publication or show of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad. In Islam, any depiction of the prophet is prohibited. The problem has come to gentle once more in current days following the ugly beheading close to Paris of a French instructor who confirmed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad at school. The 18-year-old Chechen refugee who carried out the assault was later shot lifeless by police.
The instructor, Samuel Paty, has been heralded as an emblem of France’s staunch secular beliefs and its rejection of spiritual intrusion in public spheres. Macron and members of his authorities have vowed to proceed supporting such caricatures as protected below freedom of expression.
Muslim politicians, spiritual students and on a regular basis folks have condemned such depictions as a type of hate speech and consider them as sacrilegious and insulting to Islam.
Abul Hasnat Amini, performing chairman of the Islami Oikya Jote, mentioned they’d not hesitate to name themselves terrorists if they’re so accused for favoring Islam.
“If talking for Islam and the prophet is taken into account terrorism, 90% of the Muslims in Bangladesh will determine themselves as terrorists. We’re ready to change into terrorists with a purpose to defend the dignity of our Prophet Muhammad,” Amini instructed his supporters.
“Numerous Arab international locations have boycotted French merchandise, we ask our authorities to ban all French merchandise in Bangladesh,” he added.
Bangladesh is ruled by a secular structure however dozens of teams, together with Islami Oikya Jote and Islami Andolon Bangladesh, have lengthy demanded the introduction of Islamic Shariah legislation.

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