France has known as on Pakistani authorities “to rectify” the “blatant lies” of a Pakistani minister who in contrast President Emmanuel Macron’s therapy of Muslims to the Nazis’ therapy of Jews in World Conflict II.
Pakistan’s minister for human rights, Shireen Mazari, tweeted Saturday that Macron “is doing to Muslims what the Nazis did to the Jews — Muslim youngsters will get ID numbers (different youngsters received’t) simply as Jews have been pressured to put on the yellow star on their clothes for identification,” linking to an article by the media group The Muslim Vibe.
The minister’s accusations got here amid an ongoing conflict between France and a few Muslim nations over the French journal Charlie Hedbo’s re-publication of cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. A number of nations, together with Pakistan, have additionally taken challenge with France’s staunch protection of secularism and the correct to blaspheme following the beheading final month of a instructor who had proven cartoons of Muhammad in his classroom.
“These despicable phrases are blatant lies, loaded with an ideology of hatred and violence,” a spokesperson for the French overseas ministry said Saturday in response to the Pakistani minister’s tweet. “Such slanderous feedback are disgraceful at such stage of duty” and are “deeply surprising and insulting,” they mentioned. “Pakistan should rectify these remarks and return to the trail of a dialogue based mostly on respect.”
The French embassy in Pakistan on Saturday additionally flagged the minister’s tweet as “faux information and false accusations.”
As a part of Macron’s push to clamp down on radical Islam, the federal government has proposed giving all youngsters an identification quantity for use to make sure they’re attending college. The measure, a part of a proposed “constitution of republican values,” would apply to all youngsters, not solely Muslim youngsters, as Mazari claimed.
Mazari doubled down on her comments on Sunday, however later deleted her unique tweet, saying that “because the article I had cited has been corrected by the related publication, I’ve additionally deleted my tweet on the identical.”
In response to the editor’s observe on the article by The Muslime Vibe, which has since been corrected, “an earlier model” of the article “incorrectly state that ID Numbers could be solely for Muslims youngsters in France,” whereas the proposed invoice would apply to “all youngsters.”