New tensions between France and Pakistan. The country, already in the list of those who denounced the words of Emmanuel Macron defending in particular the right to caricature the prophet, gave a layer. In a tweet published on Saturday, November 21, Pakistani Minister of Human Rights Shireen Mazari said the head of state “do to Muslims what the Nazis inflicted on the Jews”, claiming that “Muslim children will have to have an identification number, as Jews were forced to wear the yellow star on their clothes to be identified”. The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned his comments and formally denied this information.
“A member of the Pakistani government spoke today on social media in deeply shocking and insulting terms towards the President of the Republic and our country”, indignant the Quai d’Orsay in a press release from its spokesperson. The ministry denounces comments “loathsome”, “shameless lies, imbued with an ideology of hatred and violence”.
“Pakistan must rectify these remarks and return to the path of a dialogue based on respect”, insisted the spokesperson. Pakistan has been the scene since September of anti-French demonstrations, often stormy, after the republication of the cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad by the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo.