Fmtnews, France

Fmtnews, France

France unveils restriction on foreign imams to curb ‘separatism’

Emmanuel Macron’s government wants imams to be trained on French soil.


Emmanuel Macron’s government wants imams to be trained on French soil. FMTNews France

Emmanuel Macron’s government wants imams to be trained on French soil.

Macron wants to put an end to practice of French students being taught by teachers paid by foreign governments. (AP pic)In a much-anticipated intervention less than a month before mayoral elections, Macron said he would gradually put an end to the system in which Algeria, Morocco and Turkey send imams to France to preach in mosques.

He said his government had asked the body representing Islam in France to find solutions to train imams on French soil instead, make sure they can speak French and don’t spread Islamist views.Macron said he had found an agreement to end the practice with all of these countries except Turkey.

France has suffered major attacks by Islamist militants in recent years.

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