Morocco calls Muhammad cartoons an ‘act of provocation’ | Boycott of French products in Arab world gains momentum | France urges Arab countries not to overreact
France says calls to boycott French products in Arab countries should stop immediately
Morocco has become the latest Arab nation to hit out at France after cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad were projected onto two French government buildings, calling it an “insulting act of provocation”.
The French government issued a statement at the weekend urging Arab countries to resist public calls for a boycott of French goods, as the row over the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty – and president Emmanuel Macron’s comments in the aftermath – continued to escalate.
On Sunday, Morocco in a statement called for France to stop “stoking resentment” and condemned the continuing publication of cartoons of the Prophet, saying that they reflect the “immaturity of their perpetrators”.