After the French teacher was killed in the street, Macron’s government vowed to crack down on extremist religious elements in the country. On December 2nd local time, French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin announced a new round of measures.
According to AFP, Reuters and others on the 3rd, Dalmanen said that France will start investigating 76 mosques on the 3rd and will take measures to close them once they are found to advocate separatism.
“At my direction, government agencies will take unprecedented large-scale action against separatism.” Dalmanen wrote on Twitter. He said that in the next few days, 76 mosques suspected of separatism will be investigated and real problems will be closed.
According to a Ministry of Interior document, 18 of the above-mentioned 76 mosques were instructed by the Minister of the Interior to “move immediately” and are likely to be closed after investigation.
Dalmanen told French RTL: “In some gathering areas, some places of worship are obviously anti-republic. The imams in these places are behind the intelligence agencies, and the words are contrary to our values.
Reuters said that French investigation agencies will conduct an in-depth investigation into the funding sources and the background of suspicious imams of these mosques, and seek evidence in other aspects, especially the Koranic schools for children.
Dalmanen said that there are about 2,600 Muslim places of worship in France, and only a small number of them are suspected of spreading radical ideas, which shows that “we are far from having a widespread radicalization.”
“In France, almost all Muslims abide by the laws of the Republic and are harmed by [radicalism] as a result.” Dalmanen said.
In recent years, France has been plagued by terrorist attacks. In January 2015, the headquarters of the satirical comic magazine Charlie Hebdo was attacked by terrorists, killing 12 people. In November of the same year, a series of terrorist attacks in Paris killed more than 130 people.
On October 16 this year, history teacher Samuel Paty was killed by extremists in the street, triggering Macron’s determination to crack down on extremist religious elements in the country.
After Patty’s murder, the French government has quickly taken action to indicate that it is ready to expel 231 suspected extremist religiousists on the watch list. Dharmanin said on December 2 that 66 people have been deported, 46 people have been detained in detention centers, and 30 people have been placed under house arrest on the above list.
Last month, Macron asked the French Muslim Faith Committee (CFCM) to submit a “Coal Charter of Republican Values” within 15 days, which must explicitly recognize “Republic Values” and indicate that Islam in France is only a religion, not a political movement, and cannot be interfered with or attached to foreign countries. .
In addition, the French Muslim Faith Council has agreed to establish a national imam council, which is authorized to issue official certification to imams. Imams are required to master different degrees and French levels according to their positions. And if they violate the “Republic Value Charter”, the relevant certification can be revoked.
On the other hand, Macron’s hardline criticism of Islam as “separatism” and “religion facing crisis around the world” also triggered a “war of words” with Turkish President Erdoğan, as well as strong dissatisfaction in the Islamic world, which once set off a “boycott of French goods”.