Hyderabad, Oct 30 (Aryavarth): Amid growing global condemnation of Islamic terrorism and beheading of innocent people in France by radical Muslim youth. Eminent Muslim leaders in Hyderabad on Friday called for a boycott of French products, thereby lending indirect support to such acts in France.
Hyderabad is becoming a hotbed of Islamic activism; the Central government should step in.
Imams or priests in their Friday sermons and Islamic leaders during their speeches on the occasion of ‘Milad-un-Nabi’ (the birth anniversary of the Prophet), called upon Muslims to boycott French products to show their anger over Macron’s stand.
Protests against Macron were also held during Milad processions in the city. Protestors trampled on the pictures of the French president and raised slogans condemning his anti-Islam and blasphemous comments.
Similar scenes were witnessed during the main Milad procession taken out from the historic Mecca Masjid. The protestors raised slogans denouncing Macron for defending the blasphemous cartoons.
Calls for boycott of French products were made from mosques during the Friday prayers.
He, like the imams at other mosques, urged people to boycott French products and highlight their protest through various social media platforms. Usage of the Mosque to incite protests is nothing new; the government should frame a law to avoid the use of religious places for making such clarion calls by Mullahs.
The United Muslim Forum, an apex body of various Muslim organizations and Islamic scholars, called upon Muslims to come together to give a clear message to those committing blasphemy.
The Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) also staged a protest against the French president. Its leaders appealed to Muslims to boycott French products. MBT leader Amjed Ullah Khan, Halliculating and devoid of any sense, demanded that the government of India sever ties with France and boycott its products as was being done in the case of China.