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Local News Karachi , KARACHI

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Pakistan Islamist women stage anti-France protest over cartoon row.

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Hundreds of women from Jamaat-e-Islami in Karachi hold protest against French president Emmanuel Macron for his anti-Islam remarks and display of the insulting caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in France.

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SHOTLIST: KARACHI, PAKISTAN (NOVEMBER 3, 2020) (VNA – ACCESS ALL)   

  1. BURQA-CLAD WOMEN PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER, PLACARDS WAVING FLAGS OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI (JI) STANDING/ BANNER READING (Urdu) “BLASPHEMY IN FRANCE IS ATTACK ON ENTIRE MUSLIMS”
  2. JI FLAGS/PLACARDS INSCRIBED WITH “MOHAMMAD”
  3. CHILDREN HOLDING BANNER AND PLACARDS/ONE PLACARD READING (English) “I LOVE MY PROPHET”/AUDIO OF RELIGIOUS SONG
  4. VARIOUS OF PLACARDS HELD BY CHILDREN
  5. WOMAN PROTESTER WEARING HEADBAND INSCRIBED WITH “LABBAIK MOHAMMAD”
  6. BURQA-CLAD WOMEN STANDING
  7. PLACARD HELD BY WOMAN PROTESTERS READING “BOYCOTT FRANCE”
  8. VARIOUS OF CHILDREN STEPPING UPON PICTURE OF FRENCH PRESIDENT EMMANUEL MACRON DEPICTED AS SATAN
  9. KARACH CHIEF OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI, NAEEM-UR-REHMAN, ADDRESSING PROTESTERS
  10. WOMEN PROTESTERS RAISING HANDS
  11. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) KARACHI CHIEF OF JAMAAT-E-ISLAMI, NAEEM-UR-REHMAN, SAYING: “Their duality should end. When they talk of interfaith harmony, they talk of religious harmony, they talk of human respect, hence they should understand that these double standards should end, and they should abstain from blasphemy of our prophet. The laws should be promulgated at international level, on the level of the United Nations.”
  12. PROTESTERS STANDING
  13. (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PROTESTER, NAILA AHMED, SAYING: “We demand boycott of all French products here in Pakistan. We have such a strong faith that we can come out on street daily as we are here today to protect the honour of prophet Mohammad. Pakistan should close down French embassy and its consulates braking off diplomatic relations with France.”
  14. PROTESTERS STANDING
 

 

STORY: Around three hundred women from Jamaat-e-Islami held protest in Pakistani city of Karachi on Tuesday (November 3), against French president Emmanuel Macron for his anti-Islam remarks and display of the insulting caricatures of Prophet Muhammad in France.

Butqa-clad women and children held banners and placards inscribed with name of prophet Mohammad. The main banner read “Blasphemy in France is attack on entire Muslims”.

Karachi chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, Naeem-ur-Rehman, who addressed the rally, demanded constitution of an international law to protect the honour of the prophet.

“Their duality should end. When they talk of interfaith harmony, they talk of religious harmony, they talk of human respect, hence they should understand that these double standards should end, and they should abstain from blasphemy of our prophet. The laws should be promulgated at international level, on the level of the United Nations,”he said.

Protesters demanded Pakistan government to close French embassy and end diplomatic relations with France.

“We demand boycott of all French products here in Pakistan. We have such a strong faith that we can come out on street daily as we are here today to protect the honour of prophet Mohammad. Pakistan should close down French embassy and its consulates braking off diplomatic relations with France,”said protester Naila Ahmed.

The blasphemous caricatures of Prophet Muhammad on French government buildings have spread anger in Muslims worldwide.   

Tens of thousands of Muslims have been staging protests calling Macron "the world’s biggest terrorist".  

The incident took place two weeks after a school teacher in a Paris suburb, was beheaded by an 18-year-old Chechen. The teacher had shown his pupils such cartoons in a class on freedom of expression.  

Macron has defended saying it was freedom of expression.