Macron and Islam: What has the French president actually said to outrage the Muslim world?

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to present his strategy to fight separatism, Friday Oct. 2, 2020 in Les Mureaux, outside Paris.


The origins of the outrage in parts of the Muslim world over the French president’s stance towards Islam spring from a speech he gave earlier this month, before the beheading of teacher Samuel Paty.

Emmanuel Macron’s remarks have drawn fire from Turkey’s President Erdogan, along with calls for a boycott of French products, as well as protests across the Muslim world from