According to a report on the British “Daily Telegraph” website on November 16, French President Macron accused the “New York Times” and other English-language media of “legalizing” violence in France. These media claimed that France had “racism and Islamophobia”. “.
According to the report, in the latest round of war of words with the “Anglo-Saxon” media (a French term that generalizes British and American media), Macron said that these media failed to understand the term “secularism,” which means secularism. All religions and freedom to desecrate religions are protected.
“When France was attacked five years ago, every country in the world supported us.” The French president told Ben Smith, a media columnist for The New York Times. He was referring to the attack in Paris that killed 130 people and the shooting in Charlie Hebdo.
“So when I see some newspapers from countries that I think have the same values as ours in this context… When I see them legitimize this kind of violence, and say that the core of the problem is that France is racist and Islamophobia, then I would say that its basic principles have been lost.”
Macron said that the criticism of the United States stems from “misunderstanding of the European model, especially the French model.”
He said: “In our society, I don’t care if a person is black, yellow or white, and whether they are Catholic or Muslim, a person is first a citizen.”
According to the report, the “New York Times” is not the first English-language newspaper to feel Macron’s anger. An article published by the British “Financial Times” titled “Macron’s war on “Islamic separatism” will only further divide France” also displeased Macron.