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“Disrespectful, provocative and rude,” Turkey President Erdogan slams French President Macron for saying ‘Islam is in crisis and needs reforming”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that the French president’s recent claims about Islam amount to a dangerous provocation as reported by TRT World.

“[Emmanuel] Macron’s statement on ‘Islam is in crisis’ in a city where Muslims are the majority go beyond disrespect and are a clear provocation,”

Erdogan told a gathering of mosque and religious workers in the Turkish capital Ankara on Tuesday.

A French president making statements urging the restructuring of Islam is “rude,” Erdogan added.

Last Friday, Macron announced a controversial plan against so-called “Islamist separatism” in the country.

In a speech in the western Paris suburb of Les Mureaux – an area with a large Muslim population – Macron claimed that Islam is “experiencing a crisis across the world”.

Përplasjet me Greqinë, Turqia i përgjigjet Macron: Jemi të aftë që të… – Gazeta Alo

The statement sparked criticism among Muslims worldwide.

“Attacking Muslims has become one of the most important tools for European politicians to hide their failure,” Erdogan stressed.

Erdogan urged Macron to act like a responsible statesman, rather than pretending to be a colonial governor.

In many Western countries, racism and Islamophobia are safeguarded by the state itself, he added.

Written by Adeel Malik

Born in Hong Kong, grew up in Scotland and ethnically Pakistani, Adeel primes himself to be a multicultural individual who is an advent social media user for the purpose of learning and propagating Islam while is also a sports fan. Being an English teacher himself, he envisions a bright future for Muslims which he strongly believes can only be done with education.

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