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Macron Vows to Reform Islam in France

Macron Vows to Reform Islam in France

Date Published: 
Tuesday, 13 February, 2018
Summary: 
  • The overall objective of President Macron's plan is to ensure that French law takes precedence over Islamic law for Muslims living in the country.

  • The plan, as currently conceived, is vague and short on details, but appears to involve three broad pillars: determining who will represent Muslims in France; delineating how Islam in France will be financed; and defining how imams in France will be trained.

  • "It is time to bring in a new generation. We have seen fifteen years of debate to defend the interests of foreign states." — Hakim el-Karoui, a French-Tunisian expert on Islam who is advising Macron on the reforms.

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