France President’s remarks on Islam spark criticism

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By Muslim Mirror Staff

President Emmanuel Macron is facing criticism from Muslims scholars and activists for his remark that Islam is “in crisis” all over the world. He made the remark while unveiling a plan to fight against what he termed as “Islamic radicalism”.

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In a long-awaited address on Friday, Macron insisted “no concessions” would be made in a new drive to push religion out of education and the public sector in France.

He announced that the government would present a bill in December to strengthen a 1905 law that officially separated church and state in France.

The law permits people to belong to any faith of their choosing, Macron said, but outward displays of religious affiliation would be banned in schools and the public service.

Wearing the hijab is already banned in French schools and for public servants at their workplace.

Yasser Louati, a French Muslim activist, tweeted: “The repression of Muslims has been a threat, now it is a promise. In a one hour speech #Macron burried #laicite, emboldened the far right, anti-Muslim leftists and threatened the lives of Muslim students by calling for drastic limits on home schooling despite a global pandemic.”

Ali al-Qaradaghi, the secretary general of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS) said, “We pity a ruler who is still living in crisis and the specter of religious wars of the middle ages,” al-Qaradaghi said, adding: “If there is a real crisis, it is due to the double standards of some western politicians.”

He added, “President Macron; you are in a crisis of a moral, humanitarian and political crisis; and Islam cannot bear the burden of fake cartoon leaders who created crises with your sponsorship.”

Rim-Sarah Alaoune, a French academic, tweeted: “President Macron described Islam as ‘a religion that is in crisis all over the world today’. I don’t even know what to say. This remark is so dumb (sorry it is) that it does not need any further analysis … I won’t hide that I am concerned. No mention of white supremacy even though we are the country that exported the racist and white supremacist theory of the ‘great replacement’, used by the terrorist who committed the horrific massacre in #Christchurch.”

(With inputs from Anadolu Agency report)

3 COMMENTS

  1. Hon.President Emmanuel Macron .
    Greetings.
    Quran the last Message of the Creator to the People of this World is to Follow his Prophets and His Message of PEACE for a Peaceful Co-existence, on Earth by respecting all his Prophets sent with A MESSAGE – The Creator in his divine Wisdom , informed Prophet Moses and sent Down Jesus Christ that there will be the last of his Prophet, AHMED / Mohamed with his last and Final Message THE QURAN, it is 1440 years The Followers of ISLAM have been trying to live a peaceful life- However the Muslims are the target of Insults, Genocide, Abuses , Political Attacks, The Media and the Political Heads,who initiate Differences and Discord and the Situation ,like Iraq, ISIS, Libya, Syria, Myanmar. and much more and many more ….
    Why cannot the Human Beings live and let Live- Your Religion to you and Islam for Muslims. You are welcome to your Views.
    THE pandemic 19,is a Divine Punishment to the People who do not follow the Message of the Creator- We follow all Traffic Rules in our best Interest- Why not Follow the the Divine Guidance Who Created us all. This just a Reminder for all Humans Irrespective of your Faith and Religion. Let us all contemplate – Live and Let Live. No Human is Superior to another all are Human, all need to be respected and Treated with Respect .
    People in many parts of the World are still unaware of the Creator and his Guidance.- Let us all generate Awareness, Advocacy about Peaceful Existence- Let us make an Effort to prevent more Conflicts & wars, and save Victims from being REFUGEES at our Borders and Door Steps. Is this why our Elders in their Best Understanding Created the League of Nations and Now We have the UNITED Nations- Let us all respect the UNITED NATIONS in our Best Interests. Today we are the Citizens of the World, We were born in a particular Country- But Now It is a small World, i Very Small , and shrinking. Did we not Grow up Respecting our Fellow Beings – What has changed that FEELINGS !!!???
    abdulganikarim@hotmail.com

  2. I agree. We all agree that Islamic terrorism is the greatest threat to humanity. More Muslims are today killed by Muslim Terrorists than so-called Kuffar. Mullahs are killing Muslim societies.

    • MACRON, YOU ARE NEITHER GOD NOR A PROPHET!
      YOU ISLAMOPHOBE AND FILTHY dirty POLITICIAN, your Zionist PLANS will definitely GO TO HELL!

      ISLAM IS THE BEST WAY OF LIFE—
      THAT’S WHY NOW YOU ARE FORCED BY GOD in COVID CALAMITY TO levy a fine on those WHO DO NOT WEAR THE HIJAAB–NIQAAB–MASK!
      WHAT A DEFEAT FOR YOU!
      YOU PLAN and ALMIGHTY ALLAH PLANS!
      AND HE IS THE BEST PLANNER INDEED!
      QURAN:
      “NO COMPULSION IN RELIGION”
      “TO YOU, YOUR WAY.
      TO ME, MINE!”

      Keep ur dirty cartoons to yourself, you cannot hurt the divine religion of Islam-Peace.

      If you spit on the Sun, doesn’t make any difference to the sun….but your face is covered with your own spit…

      Read and learn the Prophetic way of life:
      “LIVE and LET LIVE, if you are human'”

      http://www.islam-guide.com

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