AMU Student Farhan Zuberi Booked For Hate Speech Against France President

During a college rally on 29 October, the local student leader said he will behead anyone who makes fun of Prophet Muhammad

Raghav N

November 2, 2020

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Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) student Farhan Zuberi has been booked by the Aligarh police following a hate speech by him on October 29 during a rally in his college campus. An office-bearer of the AIMIM, he justified the beheading of teacher Samuel Patty in France after the latter had shared some cartoons of Prophet Muhammad with his students in Paris. The young AIMIM leader was caught on tape alleging that anyone who makes fun of the prophet should be beheaded.

During his march, Zuberi and his supporters also raised slogans against French President Emmanuel Macron and called for the ban of products from the European country. Posters of Macron were burnt during the protests and the president was ridiculed for justifying the showcase of the controversial cartoons as a freedom of expression.

Several raids are underway by the authorities to arrest the local student leader. This is not the first time that the aspiring politician is facing charges. He was earlier apprehended by the Uttar Pradesh police for instigating violence in the AMU premises during protests to scrap the new Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in December last year.

Macron has been under attack from several Muslim leaders and Islamic countries like Turkey and Pakistan after he publicly announced his decision to fight against Islamist-separatism. After Samuel Patty’s execution by a radical Islamist in Paris, three people were killed in the Notre-Dame church in Nice in southern France last week, in an act of terrorism.

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