The comments posted on Twitter by Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari are part of a confrontation between Pakistan and France over the publication of cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in the French weekly Charlie Hebdo, which has sparked protests in the Muslim world, especially in Pakistan.
“Macron does to Muslims what the Nazis did to the Jews – Muslim children receive identification numbers (others do not), just as Jews were forced to wear the yellow star on their clothes for identification,” Mazari wrote.
On Sunday, the minister lowered his voice after the French Foreign Ministry condemned her statements.
“These hostile words are obvious lies, imbued with an ideology of hatred and violence. Such slander is unworthy of this level of responsibility. We reject the allegations with the utmost determination, “said Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll.
She added that Paris had informed the Pakistani embassy of its condemnation of the comments.
“Pakistan must rectify these remarks and return to the path of respect-based dialogue.”
In late October, the Pakistani parliament passed a resolution calling on the government to recall the envoy to Paris, accusing Macron of hating Muslims.
Macron paid tribute to the teacher who was killed by beheading by an 18-year-old man of Chechen origin because, in a civic education course, he showed students images of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
French officials said the act was an aggression against France’s main value – freedom of expression.
After satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the target of a terrorist attack five years ago, republished the cartoons in September, Macron said that in France, freedom to blaspheme went hand in hand with religious freedom.