Boycott: CFCM calls on Muslims in France to “defend the countrys interest”

Faced with the boycott campaign aimed at French products, Mohammed Moussaoui, the president of the French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM) on Monday called on Muslims in France to defend the interest of France, a great country where Muslims are not persecuted.

France is a big country, Muslim citizens are not persecuted, they freely build their mosques and practise their worship freely, he told AFP, as protests and calls for boycott are growing in the Muslim world after President Emmanuel Macron‘s recent remarks on Islam.

We know that the promoters of these campaigns say they defend Islam and Muslims in France, we call on them to wisdom (…) all the campaigns of denigration in France are counterproductive and create division, added Mr Moussaoui.

No division

On the subject of cartoons, the president of the CFCM stressed that the law does not oblige to love these cartoons, it even gives them the right to hate them, but supports the position of President Macron who, according to him, calls not to give up cartoons, all cartoons, under the pressure of terrorists.

Mohammed Moussaoui, also considered that Muslims were not persecuted in France.

France is a great country, Muslim citizens are not persecuted, they freely build their mosques and practise their worship freely, he added.

We know that the promoters of these campaigns say they are defending Islam, and the Muslims in France, we call on them to wisdom (…), all the campaigns of denigration in France are counterproductive and create division, said Mr Moussaoui.

Mr Macron’s remarks have led to a flood of criticism in the Muslim world, from political and religious leaders, elected officials, but also from ordinary citizens on social networks, provoking protests and calls for a boycott of French products.

A meeting between President Emmanuel Macron and CFCM received at 4:00pm at the Elysée. The President has already received representatives of the cults in recent weeks to discuss the bill on separatisms.

By CCeiT (source AFP)