Paris: According to reports, French President Emmanuel Macron has given Muslim leaders a 15-day ultimatum to accept the “Charter of Democratic Values” to stop fundamentalism in France.
The ultimatum was given by the French president to the French Council of Muslim Faith, a recognized body of Muslims, for contact with the state in France. Just yesterday, the French president, accompanied by the interior minister, met with leaders of the French Council of Muslim Faith.
According to the charter, Islam would be considered a religion rather than a political movement, and outside interference in local Muslim groups would be prohibited by the state.
According to the British Broadcasting Corporation, the French Council of Muslim Faith has agreed to establish a ‘National Council of Imams’, under which imams in mosques will be officially appointed and can be removed by the council. The French president has also announced that he will take steps to combat radicalization.
As a matter of urgency, it has been decided to bring a broad-based bill in Parliament. In order to prevent ‘fundamentalism’.
The French government has decided that home education will be banned in France and that intimidating a government official on religious grounds will be severely punished.
Under the new law, all individuals must send their children to school. Children will be assigned an identification number to monitor their school attendance, and parents will face heavy fines, including imprisonment, for violations.
In addition, the transmission of personal information to any person who intends to cause harm will be prohibited.
“We have to save our children from the clutches of Islamic extremists,” said French Interior Minister. In this regard, the bill will be tabled in Parliament on December 9. The development is being linked to post-blasphemous attacks in France.
It is believed that a teacher who showed blasphemous sketches in front of students at a school in France was beheaded. The French president then spoke out against the incident and other related attacks, openly supporting French secularism and making controversial statements. Since then, France has faced protests and boycotts of products from Muslims around the world.
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