Selin ATAY-TDO- The Iraqi Union of Muslim Scholars has issued a fatwa that considers boycott of France in protest at the publication of cartoons insulting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad as obligatory.
A written statement from the Iraqi Union of Muslim Scholars said that insulting the Prophet Muhammad was an attack on the person of the Prophet, Islam and the Koran. For this reason, France has become a party that violates conventions recognized by all countries and peoples of the world, the statement said.
According to the statement issued by the Union, "The Union states to all Muslim communities and their leaders that neutralizing France's aggression, using all legitimate means, including an economic boycott, is obligatory in terms of Islamic law.”
The Association of Muslim scholars of Iraq also stressed that Muslim-owned companies or economic platforms should stop trading with products imported from France or exporting to France. In a statement, the union said that this economic boycott, aimed at France, is the kind of method that every Muslim can apply.
In France, on October 16, a teacher who showed cartoons insulting the Prophet Muhammad to his students in class was beheaded and killed. After the events, the fact that a large number of politicians made statements aimed at Islam and Muslims led to controversy and protests in the Islamic world.
French President Emmanuel Macron said in a statement after the incident that he would not stop publishing cartoons aimed at the Prophet Muhammad. Campaigns to boycott French products in Muslim countries have begun against Emmanuel Macron's stance on the issue.