Protesters are arrested by French Gendarmerie near the US embassy in Paris, on September 15, 2012, during a demonstration against the anti-Islam film produced in the United States
France’s Interior Ministry has threatened to expel any Muslim who, as Paris claims, undermines security and poses “a threat to the country”.
France's Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced on Thursday that Paris will not hesitate to expel those Muslims who are “a threat to the country", AFP reported.
His comment comes days after the French weekly Charlie Hebdo
on September 19 fired up anti-Muslim sentiment through publication of fresh cartoons insulting Prophet Mohammad (PBUH).
The publication of the controversial caricatures came amid widespread outrage over a US-made film that insults Islam’s holiest figure, and has sparked days of protests in the Arab world, Africa, Asia and some Western countries.
Muslims in Iran, Turkey, Sudan, Egypt, Yemen, Tunisia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Kashmir, Pakistan, India, Iraq, Gaza, Morocco, Syria, Kuwait, Nigeria, Kenya, Australia, Britain, the United States, France, Belgium, and some other countries have held many demonstrations to condemn the blasphemous film.
Angry protesters demand the US government apologize to the Muslim world over the anti-Islam movie.
On September 16, France's Interior Minister Manuel Valls ordered a ban on any further demonstrations against the anti-Islam film made in the United States.
“I have issued instructions so that this does not happen again. These protests are forbidden,” Valls said in an interview with France 2 television network.