In France, Muslims are concerned about the "amalgam"...

In France, Muslims are concerned about the "amalgam"...

Paris : France | Oct 08, 2012 at 6:20 AM PDT
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The French Council of Muslim Faith (CFCM) said Sunday the Jewish community solidarity "fraternal" after the dismantling of an Islamic cell that apparently targeted Jewish organizations and expressed his concern about the "amalgam" against Muslims. President François Hollande, who received Sunday representatives of the Jewish community, also called the president of the CFCM, Mohammed Moussaoui, to ensure "that perpetrators of crime should not be confused with the whole community Muslim in our country. " "Muslims in France should not suffer from radical Islam, they are also victims," ​​said Francois Hollande. Moussaoui said the CFCM "provides the Jewish community for its support and fraternal solidarity against all attacks aimed its members and institutions." "As members of extremist networks (...) are subject to arrests, the CFCM calls for awareness and individual responsibility to avoid any confusion with all Muslims who are deeply affected by the manipulation of religion made by these individuals, "he said. For its part, the rector of the Great Mosque of Paris Paris Boubakeur called Muslim organizations in charge of worship "to think about solutions that can help prevent the spread of terrorist activities against the values ​​of the Republic and the humanistic principles of Islam. " Recalling the bombings last March by Mohamed Merah (murderer of three soldiers and four Jews including three children), Boubakeur noted that "this case, far from being isolated and exceptional, unfortunately reveals the presence and formation of new candidates for the radicalization of jihadist Islam "in France. Police dismantled Saturday a group of twelve young French petty criminals converted to radical Islam, suspected of having committed an attack against a Jewish store and other actions planned Jewish community. The president of the CFCM has also requested that Muslim religious practice is not "a constant source of controversy and public debate some help, unfortunately, feed stigma and rejection of the other." He expressed concern when one of the main leaders of the right, Jean-Francois Cope, has sparked a controversy for having raised during a meeting if a young person who would have "snatch his bread with chocolate thugs "on the ground" we do not eat in Ramadan. " Mr. Cope, who is seeking the succession of former President Nicolas Sarkozy at the head of the main opposition party, the UMP, has been severely criticized by the left who accuse resume the themes of extreme right , but also by a portion of the right. François Baroin, former Finance Minister Nicolas Sarkozy said that "these bites are poisonous and dangerous" and "alter the republican pact" François Hollande for his part, said Sunday that "not tolerate that in our republic, men or women, because they have religious beliefs, can be set by stigma about who would be displaced."
gloriacalzita is based in Quezon, Central Luzon, Philippines, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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