Anti-French sentiment grows in Muslim countries


The backlash between Islamic countries and France over President Emmanuel Macron’s comments on Islam and freedom of speech is growing. DW’s correspondents take a look at some of the reactions in the region. In the wake of the murder of Samuel Paty, a teacher who was killed for showing students caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, French authorities have launched a crackdown on radical Islam, closing one mosque and raided several properties. Earlier in September, President Emmanuel Macron had pledged to fight “Islamist separatism” and to protect French values and principles. The reactions in many parts of the Muslim world are growing increasingly vociferous.

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