French President Emmanuel Macron has said that he clarified the statement regarding the blasphemous sketches.
He told Al Jazeera in an interview that his statement has been distorted and spread.
Similarly, I understand the feelings of Muslims regarding the blasphemous sketches. We never had official support. I think the reason for the provocation is the lies attributed to me. My statement about the blasphemous sketches was distorted.
However, “Locals understood my statement, so there was no reaction. I think I was given the impression that I was in favour of blasphemous sketches.
On the other hand, These blasphemous sketches were published by private media outlets with having no government monopoly,” Macron said.
While, “Some people misrepresent Islamic teachings, trying to spread murder, violence and provocation by misinterpreting Islamic teachings, whatever is being done in the name of Islam,” he said. It has been against the interests of the Muslims themselves and has become a nightmare for them.
On the other hand, the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau has said that there should be limits to freedom of expression, terrorists and murderers do not represent Muslims and Islam.
But, Protests are taking place in various countries including Palestine, Turkey, Egypt, Afghanistan, London, Mali and other Muslim countries of the world.