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Index – Abroad – Radical Islam against Macron

Emmanuel Macron last October, the month he behaved brutally He was murdered High school teacher Samuel Patti described anti-Islamic extremism Action plan. The bill passed by the National Assembly in February did not specifically mention Muslims. The common goal is to prevent certain groups within society based on religion or race.

Gerzeli Fezardi, a leading researcher at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Economics, summarized the key points of the index as follows:

  • State-sponsored associations must engage themselves in the values ​​and policies of the Republic, increase control over foreign-funded organizations, and eliminate advertisers of radical ideas.
  • I will have the strict supervision of foreign preachers invited to mosques.
  • In France, home-based learning is relatively widespread outside of public education, which is only possible for good reason, avoiding students attending home-based education on paper going to illegal Muslim institutions.
  • I will punish those who endanger the lives of others by posting personal information or hate speech on social media.
  • Physicians who issue a virginity certificate will be penalized. Measures against polygamy and forced marriage will also be strengthened.

The Senate debate has now begun and it is already clear that the process will not be easy for the government. According to the opposition, the majority in the upper house, the draft is very soft, so it is non-compliant foreign nationals who include Islamic separatism, a strong ban on wearing burqa, and the extension of a residence permit. Policies of the Republic.

They will reach out even more strongly to higher education because often so-called prayer time rooms are also reserved, where a university lecture would have taken place at that time. Since the majority of the children involved are Christians, home school tightening will be eliminated.

Mன்சlenchon’s far-left also voiced criticism, but precisely from the other perspective: in their view, such legislation is ineligible for the Republic and could increase discrimination.

After the Senate debate and the expected amendments, the draft is returned to the National Assembly, and even then, even in the Council for the Defense of the Constitution, there can be individual passages. Attacked.

Social tension

Religious affiliation has not been surveyed in France, with unofficial estimates that 6-7 percent of the population is Muslim.

Allegations of terrorism are confined to a very narrow circle, and the number of people involved in the process of intensification should not exceed 10-15 thousand. What is even more threatening and creating tension is that, according to a survey, a quarter of the population claiming to be Muslims are indirect supporters of extremist Islam.

Fajardi emphasized that most of them accept the values ​​of the Republic.

Members of Islamic communities usually have foreign roots, and members of the second, third, or later generations of their families also have ties to a foreign, Muslim-majority country.

These groups receive significant support from outside France, which is an obvious case in the Strasbourg case.

One of the largest mosques in Europe with foreign influence?

A huge mosque is being built in Strasbourg, and a heated debate has erupted around it. Accompanied by Interior Minister Gerard Durman Charges Municipality to gain influence abroad with French public funds.

Strasbourg, led by Greens party mayor Jean Porsche, will contribute 2.5 million to the Ayub Sultan Mosque. Criticism of this is based on the fact that the umbrella organization representing Turkish immigrants goes to the Islamic Federation of Milli Chorus (MGIC), which does not accept the Macron Charter to protect the values ​​of the Republic. .

This January document states that Islam can see itself as a religion, not a political movement, and that religious beliefs cannot be excluded from respecting secular law. It was signed by five of the eight largest Muslim organizations in France.

In France, according to the 1905 law, secularism is a defining principle that regulates the relationship between the state and religion and strongly separates them. On the other hand, the Alsace region has long been a German territory, so the special situation is that it does not apply to Strasbourg as much as to other parts of the country. Here, associations related to religions can receive a partial municipal or state grant.

With regard to the mosque, the main question is whether the support of the foreign affiliated association is allowed from the French public fund. An action in this regard is already pending in the executive court, and this decision may even set a precedent in other cases

– The researcher says that Strasbourg is one of the most important cities in Turkey for Turks, they live in large numbers and have a strong influence.

Unlike Ankara

The most important supporters of the Muslim communities in France are Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Algeria. Turkey may come to mind first, because Recep Tayyip Erdogan was embroiled in the issue, after Macron outlined his plans to eradicate radical Islam last October.

The president of Turkey said he just wanted to To test The mood of his French counterpart Macron.

Then he seemed to stop the clashes, switching to quiet communication, but Strasbourg again provoked tensions.

The opposite of Turkey is so wonderful because Ankara considers it a simple religious organization in France that is considered extremist. Moreover, Erdoson has a long-known political idea to expand his influence in Europe through Muslim communities, which he continues to represent.

The upcoming summer regional and 2022 presidential elections can also be expected to further politicize the Islamic issue. With his determined action, Macron could try to shake off the moderate right-wing voting camp.

(Cover: Emmanuel Macron March 30, 2021. Photo: Ludovic Marin / AFP)