11:08 GMT30 November 2020
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    French President Emmanuel Macron has been at the receiving end of a barrage of abuse since his speech at a commemoration ceremony for brutally murdered French history teacher Samuel Paty last week, in which he stressed that France would continue to defend freedom of speech.

    Iran's Watane Emrooz (Homeland Today), an ultra-conservative Persian language newspaper, has published a caricature of French President Emmanuel Macron after his statement about the cartoons of Prophet Muhammad.

    The French President is depicted as a person with a red face and pointed ears, with a signature reading the "Parisian Iblis (devil)".

    ​All France was shocked this month when the teacher Samuel Paty was beheaded on the outskirts of Paris by an 18-year-old of Chechen descent after Paty showed a bunch of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad to his pupils during a history lesson.

    After the murder, Macron unveiled the so-called "enlightened Islam" initiative — legislation that will ensure the pre-eminence of republican values and establish control over funding which French mosques can receive from abroad.

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