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Emmanuel Macron Promises to Tackle 'Political Islam' in 'Act II' of Presidency

French president vows to tackle issues between between 2019 and 2021

 on 27th April 2019 @ 9.00pm
macron described  political islam  as forming parallel societies and trying to    secede    from french culture © press
Macron described 'political Islam' as forming parallel societies and trying to “secede” from French culture

French President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to tackle “political Islam” in what he is calling “Act II” of his term as French leader.

Macron said that his first “Act,” which began in May 2017, was over and he was seeking to tackle new issues between 2019 and 2021 when he is set to seek re-election.

Among the issues is his pledge to fight political Islam, a term Macron described as forming parallel societies and trying to “secede” from French culture, Le Point reports.

macron s vision for france is a french brand of secularism  otherwise known as    la cité     © press
Macron's vision for France is a French brand of secularism, otherwise known as ‘Laïcité,’

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“We are above all the children of the Enlightenment,” Macron said.

“The art of being French” in a country that has become increasingly divided in recent years.

Macron's vision for France is a French brand of secularism, otherwise known as ‘Laïcité,’ with the French president saying, “Secularism is the possibility of believing in God or not believing in Him… of never imposing on society a religion or detracting from rules of the Republic to do this.”

“When we talk about secularism, we do not really speak of secularism; we talk about the communitarianism that has settled in some quarters, of a political Islam that wants to secede from our Republic,” he added.

last year  the french president had made overtures at reforming islam in france © press
Last year, the French president had made overtures at reforming Islam in France

According to Breitbart: Macron singled out foreign religious funding, mainly from Turkey, saying that it also contributed towards the problems with political Islam in France and vowed tighter controls on foreign funds coming into the country.

Last year, the French president had made overtures at reforming Islam in France that would see an increased French influence on the training of imams as well as an overhaul of the organization structure of Muslim groups.

A study that was conducted as a part of a project advising Macron discovered that the radical form of Islam known as Salafism had an almost monopoly on the intellectual currents of Islam across the country.

French-Tunisian Islam expert, Hakim el Karoui of the Montaigne Institute, who authored the report, recommended tackling foreign funding of imams to counter the phenomenon.

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