Trump supports Macron after criticism from Muslims
Emmanuel Macron and Donald Trump
US President Donald Trump backed his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron after speaking out about the crisis of Islam around the world and defending the publication of cartoons in the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. White House spokesman Judd Deere announced this on Twitter.
According to him, the day before the American leader spoke with Macron and expressed his deepest condolences to him in connection with the “horrific and senseless attacks” on the French. Trump reaffirmed that the United States stands in solidarity with France in the fight against radical Islamic extremism.
The heads of state agreed that there should be no place for such violence in the world, and expressed the hope that democratic values will always prevail.
A day earlier, France was rocked by a series of attacks: people from Islamic countries, armed with knives, attacked churches and police. The attacks followed President Macron's speech in which he criticized the quality of the integration of visiting Muslims into French society.
The reason for the speech of the French president was the assassination of school teacher Samuel Pati. His head was cut off due to the fact that, as part of a program on freedom of speech, he showed his students cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad – the same ones for which the Islamic State (a terrorist organization banned in Russia) shot the editorial office of Charlie Hebdo magazine.