Emmanuel Macron launches campaign against political Islam

Source:Financial Times Date:19Feb2020

This is not going to make Mr Erdogan happy, I can tell you right  away!


Mr Macron announced measures to tighten controls on foreign financing of mosques, to end the nomination by Algeria, Morocco and Turkey of 300 imams a year for France, and withdraw from this year permission for foreign governments to control language courses for 80,000 pupils learning Arabic, Turkish and other languages from their countries of origin — a system he called “an important vector of separatism” given that many of the teachers did not speak French or care about French culture.

The imams, he said, were often linked to Salafism or the Muslim Brothers and “preach against the republic”. Mr Macron added: “We will train imams in France so they learn the language and the laws of the republic.”