Hundreds of Muslims of protested in Bangladesh's capital against the French President. The protesters from the Islami Oikya Jote party carried banners calling President Emmanuel Macron 'the world's biggest terrorist' and burned and beat an effigy of him.
According to the report
, protest at the national Baitul Mokarram Mosque in downtown Dhaka came a day after about 10,000 Muslims from another Islamist group, Islami Andolon Bangladesh, demonstrated in Dhaka to call for a boycott of French products.
In Islam, any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad is prohibited. The issue has come to light again in recent days following the fearful beheading near Paris of a French teacher who showed caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad in class. The 18-year-old Chechen refugee who carried out the attack was later shot dead by police.
During the protest, Abul Hasnat Amini, Chairman of the Islami Oikya Jote, said, "If speaking for Islam and the Prophet is considered terrorism, 90% of the Muslims in Bangladesh will identify themselves as terrorists. We are prepared to become terrorists in order to protect the honor of our Prophet Muhammad."