French Muslims reacted with horror at Thursday’s killing of three residents within the seaside city of Good, saying the crime is consultant of neither their religion nor values.
The assault, which occurred inside a church, is the third of its variety in somewhat over a month and comes amid heightened tensions between Muslim nations and France.
A number of calls to boycott French items had been made final week after President Emmanuel Macron defended the appropriate to caricature Prophet Muhammad.
Macron’s feedback got here after the brutal killing of Samuel Paty, a center college trainer who confirmed his pupils drawings of the prophet throughout a dialogue on free speech.
Yasser Louati, a French civil rights activist, mentioned perpetrators of such crimes make no distinction between Muslims and Christians and subscribed to an ideology alien to Islam.
“A girl was beheaded inside a church, this implies these folks don’t have anything to do with the sacred. There are not any ethical boundaries for them,” Louati informed Al Jazeera.
“About 750 folks had been killed in mosques internationally, why can’t we join the dots and see that this ideology has been spreading that we misplaced up to now the battle of concepts.
“We cope with these assaults as in the event that they had been separate from each other when they aren’t.”
‘Sinking into insanity’
Idriss Sihamedi, an activist whose distinguished Barakacity charity was dissolved by authorities on Wednesday over allegations it incited hatred, denounced the knife assault.
“These assaults are critical, and the very fact that is occurring in locations the place folks come to hunt peace makes it doubly critical,” he mentioned in a tweet.
“Help for the households of the victims, but in addition for the devoted. France is sinking into insanity, hatred, anger, and revenge.”
Ces attaques sont graves, et le fait que cela se produise dans des lieux où les gens viennent chercher la paix est doublement grave. Soutien aux familles des victimes, mais aussi aux fidèles.
La France sombre dans la folie, la haine, la colère et la vengeance.
Tout est sombre.
— Idriss Sihamedi (@IdrissSihamedi) October 29, 2020
In the meantime, Faiza Ben Mohammed, a journalist, thought it helpful to remind her enormous social media following of the prophet’s championing of values corresponding to peace and coexistence.
Le Prophète Mohammed a dit : « Celui qui fait du mal à un Juif ou à un Chrétien trouvera en moi son adversaire au Jour du Jugement » #Nice06
— Feïza Ben Mohamed 🧕🏼 (@FeizaBM) October 29, 2020
“The Prophet Muhammad mentioned: ‘Whoever harms a Jew or Christian will discover in me his adversary on the Day of Judgement.”
Fatima Ouassak of the dad and mom’ syndicate Entrance de Mères expressed sympathy for the victims’ households, saying it was necessary for folks to face in solidarity in these making an attempt occasions.
“[We are] in opposition to the hate-makers chargeable for the infernal cycle and the local weather of terror of which we’re victims, let’s stick collectively! Solidarity, equality, justice and respect for human dignity.”
Condoléances aux proches des victimes de l’attaque au couteau à Good 🤲
Contre les faiseurs de haine responsables du cycle infernal et du climat de terreur dont nous sommes tous victimes, gardons le cap!
Solidarité, pour l’égalité,la justice, et le respect de la dignité humaine
— Fatima Ouassak (@FOuassak) October 29, 2020
This was additionally the case with Sebastien Abdelhamid, a tv host, who expressed “anger and disgust” over what occurred in Good.
“All my ideas to the victims and their households. What barbarism … these individuals are not human… It isn’t doable #good.”
Colère, tristesse, dégoût, sentiment d’impuissance et d’injustice quand je vois ce qui s’est passé à good. Toutes mes pensées aux victimes et à leurs familles. Quelle barbarie, qui plus est dans une Église.. ces gens sont pas humains.. c’est pas doable #good
— Sebastien-Abdelhamid (@SAbdelhamid) October 29, 2020
Others expressed outrage at how some members of the political institution had been making an attempt to use the occasion for political ends.
Reacting to the information in a tweet, far-right chief Marine Le Pen mentioned “the dramatic acceleration of Islamic acts of conflict in opposition to our fellow residents … requires … a worldwide response geared toward eradicating Islamism” from French soil.
“You do realise she is utilizing the assault in her political curiosity … earlier than even exhibiting her help for the victims,” mentioned one Twitter person.