Three weeks ago, Emmanuel Macron suggested that teaching Arabic in schools could help combat radical Islam. He came under fire from French conservatives who opposed the idea.
A few days ago, Macron is fighting with muslims after choosing to curb Islam in France. This came after the beheading of a teacher, Samuel Paty, who was murdered after presenting cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to pupils during a class about freedom of speech.
Muslim-majority countries were seen burning pictures of Macron and calling for a ban on French-products.
France has witnessed 27 terrorist attacks since the deadliest assault on French soil in Paris five years ago. Multiple shooting and grenade attacks around the Stade de France and the Bataclan Theatre left 131 people dead in the capital, in an attack described by former president François Hollande as an “act of war”.
After the teacher’s death, French authorities started arresting suspected Islamic extremists. They shut down mosques and muslim groups.
Macron in a speech said that France would not give up on cartoons.