Patty was killed after showing cartoons of the Prophet during a class on freedom of expression.
“I am calling on people not to go near French goods, not to buy them,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said during a speech in the capital Ankara on Monday. “European leaders should say ‘stop’ Macron and his campaign of hatred.”
In Kuwait, a non-government chain of hypermarkets said that more than 50 of its outlets planned to boycott French products. A boycott campaign is also underway in Jordan, where some grocery stores indicated that they were not selling French goods.
A chain of stores in Qatar is doing the same, including supermarket chain Al Mira, which has more than 50 branches in the Arab country. Qatar University also said that it was postponing its French cultural week indefinitely.
Patty’s assassination has reignited tensions surrounding secularism, Islamism and Islamophobia in France, but public anger in Islamic countries to deal with the attack on Macron also threatens to make it a diplomatic and economic issue.
In a statement released on Sunday, France’s foreign ministry called the boycott of its products “inappropriate”, and demanded that they be “immediately eliminated.”
The ministry said the response distorted the president’s remarks for political purposes, adding that “posts defended by France [were] In favor of freedom of conscience, freedom of expression, freedom of religion and refusal to call for any hatred. ”
The statement said Macron’s policies were intended to “fight against radical Islamism, and to do so with the Muslims of France, who are integral to French society, history and the Republic.”
“We will never give in,” Macron said on Twitter on Sunday. “We respect all differences in the spirit of peace. We do not accept abusive language and defend fair debate. We will always be in favor of human dignity and universal values.”
Patty’s death has caused a security rift in France, where officials are making hate speech on social media and organizations and non-profits with possible links to the religion of Islam.
The French leader said that France “will make loving arguments, reasonable arguments, we will love science and its controversies.” “We are repelling others, even if we will not leave the caricature, drawing.”
Jordan, Pakistan, Egypt and Iran are among Islamic countries condemning France for the publication of Karsevaks and Macron’s response.
Jordan’s Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi tweeted on Saturday, “We condemn the publication of a satirical cartoon depicting Prophet Mohammed.”
France’s leader Imran Khan, Egypt’s highest religious authority, the Grand Imam of al-Azhar and Iran’s foreign ministry have all criticized France.
But fellow European leaders spoke in support of Macron with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose spokesman on Monday sharply condemned Erdogan’s remarks.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Berlin stands with solidarity in Paris. Leaders from Greece and Austria have also expressed support for Macron.
Pierre Barin in Paris, Chris Liakos and Sarah Dean in London, Nadine Schmidt in Berlin and Mustafa Salem in Abu Dhabi contributed to this report.