Jul 17, 2022
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Chen Weina (Member of Tsinghua University Independent Study Group) On October 6, a massacre occurred in France that shocked the world. French teacher Samuel. Samuel Paty shows a Charlie Hebdo caricature in class about mocking Islam. 10 days later, Patty was beheaded on the street by a Muslim from Chechnya. As soon as the case came out, the French people protested, demanding that freedom of speech in France should be guaranteed. President Macron also delivered a speech, declaring that he would uphold secular values and would not bow to Islamic extremism . criticism . Macron's remarks undoubtedly aroused the dissatisfaction of Muslims around the world. The Turkish President and the Indonesian Foreign Ministry photo background removing said that the French President is very disrespectful to Muslims, and Bangladesh even held tens of thousands of demonstrations and threatened to boycott French products. The beheading case has continued to this day, and it has turned into a conflict between France and the entire Islamic world. The author believes that in a world with a high degree of freedom of speech, people should express their opinions with a more cautious attitude, especially for sensitive issues. How to properly criticize satire rather than fan the flames is a big question. Islam is a monotheistic religion, and the devotion of Muslims to the religion is obvious. Even if many fanatics have launched terrorist attacks in the name of Islam, they should not be generalized, stigmatized, or slandered. If you look for the satirical cartoon stained with the blood of a French teacher, it is not difficult to find that it is a great insult to Islam, and even if you are a follower of other religions, you may not be able to accept that your belief is presented in an indecent image. But even if it is not respected, violence is by no means the only way to express protest, and brutal acts such as beheadings should definitely be banned.