Macron Vows to Reform Islam in France
"It is time to bring in a new generation."
by Soeren Kern • February 13, 2018 at 5:00 am
- 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.