Sunday, July 31, 2016

Manuel Valls precise contours of the “pact” that he wants to build with Islam in France – Le Monde

If the Prime Minister Manuel Valls notes that “Islam has found its place in the Republic” , “against the rise of jihadism” there, he said, “emergency” “build a genuine pact” with the second religion of France, via “the Foundation for the Islam of France “, he explains in an article published July 31 in the Sunday Journal .

” Islam found its place in the Republic (…) contrary to repeated attacks of populism, right and far right “, which put the religion in ” heart of their rhetoric scapegoat “, says Valls. And ensure: “This unbearable rejection of Islam and Muslims, these words, these acts, as the words and anti-Semitic acts, anti-Christian, must be fought – and they are – with the greatest strength. “

However, after the recent Nice bombings on July 14, and Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray (Seine-Maritime) on 26 July, the government leader called “a lucid duty in the rise of Islamism and jihadism global with its apocalyptic vision” , which takes “hostage many Muslims of France” .

Read also: Manuel Valls: “There is an impassable line, the rule of law”

“Those who undermine Islam from within “

” All the Salafi jihadists are not … but almost all are jihadist Salafists. This infernal mechanical pushes individuals hundreds, sometimes very young – men, women of Muslim culture or recent converts – to take up arms and turn them against their country “, he insists <. / p>

Emphasizing the “unprecedented mobilization of public authorities” in the fight against “radicalization” , it considers that France “must do the world the striking demonstration that Islam is compatible with democracy “.

Mr. Valls, was said Friday in the Le Monde “favorable” to a temporary ban on foreign financing of mosques, said that “there are more than ten years, a foundation, [Foundation for Islam in France], was created to bring together seamlessly funds” .

“The failure is total. It should not discourage us. We must rebuild a French financing capacity “, he insists.

” It is urgent to help Islam in France to get rid of those who undermine inside. For this, it behooves us to build a real pact with Islam in France, giving the Foundation a central place “, added the head of government.

Call forty Muslim figures

in a call to “act” against “radical Islam” , entitled “We, french and Muslims, are ready to assume our responsibilities “ and published in the JDD , forty personalities including philosopher Abdennour Bidar, essayist Hakim El Karoui and the Socialist senator from Paris bariza khiari say “concerned by the inability of the current organization of Islam in France, which has no control over events” .

Calling for “change of generations” and lead “cultural battle against radical Islam, with young and old alike” , they also emphasize that ” it is time “ ” reactivate “ the Foundation for Islam in France, which ” never worked “ and ” give him the ability to collect resources “.

the revival of this foundation was to be one of the priority projects of the” Islam Plan, “announced in the aftermath of the January 2015 attacks by government. A first version, the foundation works of the Islam of France (FOIF), created in 2005 by Dominique de Villepin, then Minister of the Interior, has ended in failure.

“Drying up external financing”

at the time, Serge Dassault, former mayor of Corbeil-Essonnes had even donated two million euros to the structure. The elected official will, in reality, the only donor since FOIF, once created, sank in leadership squabbles.

In his column, Manuel Valls, while refusing “any temptation néoconcordataire” “would be an insult to secularism” , a judge must be “review certain rules to dry up external financing and increase in compensation possibilities fundraising in France “. “Everything should be on the table, with France’s Muslims and their representative bodies” , he said.

For warns Premier “if Islam does not help the Republic to fight against those who undermine public freedoms, it will be increasingly hard for the Republic to guarantee this freedom of worship” . “It will take a massive and powerful commitment. First, Muslims. And I call them to act in their family, their neighborhood. “


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