Bid to stop ‘isolation’
PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron said says he wants to take stronger action against radicalisation and the isolation of Muslims from the rest of French society.
He called separatism an enemy and incompatible with the freedom, equality and unity of the nation.
Macron said it was not acceptable that laws be broken in the name of a religion: “We cannot have the laws of Turkey on French soil.”
He said France wanted to slowly phase out imams sent by other states, while increasing the number of French-trained Muslim scholars and leaders. This was not a “plan against Islam”, he said.