France’s Interior Ministry has threatened to expel any Muslim who, as Paris claims, undermines security and poses “a threat to the country”.
France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on Thursday that Paris will not hesitate to expel those Muslims who are “a threat to the country”, AFP reported.
His comment comes days after the French weekly Charlie Hebdo on September 19 fired up anti-Muslim sentiment through publication of fresh cartoons insulting Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The publication of the controversial caricatures came amid widespread outrage over a US-made film that insults Islam’s holiest figure, and has sparked days of protests in the Arab world, Africa, Asia and some Western countries.
Muslims in Libya, Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Gaza, Morocco, Syria, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Britain, the United States, France, Belgium, and some other countries have held many demonstrations to condemn the film. In Libya, the Muslim protesters went as far as killing the US ambassador and other three men of the US embassy staff from Benghazi. The US embassies from Yemen and Egypt were also under attack but at least there were no human casualties.
Angry protesters demand the US government apologize to the Muslim world over the anti-Islam movie made by an Arab man of Coptic Christian faith from Egypt which left the country and moved to the US because Coptic Christians are generally oppressed by Muslims in Egypt.
On September 16, France’s Interior Minister Manuel Valls ordered a ban on any further demonstrations against the anti-Islam film made in the United States.
“I have issued instructions so that this does not happen again. These protests are forbidden,” Valls said in an interview with France 2 television network.
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