Macron Serving Zionists: Leader’s Adviser

Macron Serving Zionists: Leader’s Adviser

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Ali Akbar Velayati, an international adviser to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, took a swipe at the French president for his anti-Muslim stances, saying Macron is only serving the interests of Israel.

“France is no more the country whose presidents played a major role in the world and showed dignity and courtesy,” Velayati said in a videoconference on Saturday.

The incumbent French president is following Zionists and takes anti-Islamic stances to win favors from the usurping regime of Israel, he added.

Emmanuel Macron has incited the Muslim world’s hatred towards him, Velayati noted, warning that the Islamic world will take proper action against France and its president if such anti-Islamic approach continue.

“Muslims will stand against such an insult,” Velayati said of the French president’s backing for the insults to the Prophet of Islam (PBUH).

In recent weeks, Macron has attacked Islam and the Muslim community, accusing Muslims of “separatism” and claiming that “Islam is a religion in crisis all over the world.”

Macron has also approved the publication of blasphemous cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and stressed that his country would not give up the insulting cartoons despite harsh criticisms from Muslims.

Moreover, French teacher Samuel Paty raised controversy and provoked anger over showing defamatory cartoons of the holy Prophet to his students. Paty was decapitated by an 18-year-old assailant, identified as Chechen Abdullakh Anzorov, who was shot dead by police soon after the killing.

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has censured attempts by French politicians to link Muslims and Islam with terrorism, amid growing anti-Islam sentiment due to hostile policies adopted by the European state.

The French interior ministry said a total of 73 mosques, private schools, and workplaces had been shut down since January “in the fight against radicalization.”

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