Macron’s government wants to see more Muslim preachers trained in France. The step is connected to the 2020 anti-separatism law to fight radical Islamism.
Clément Diedrichs was proposed by the Minister of the Interior to recognise his 36 years of service to the National Council of Evangelicals in France.
The mayor of Grenoble wants to draw up a “more pluralist” calendar by replacing religious holidays with secular celebrations.
The specific measures to prevent terrorist attacks in places of worship on Hanukkah and Christmas were not announced.
A report shows that there were also 589 against Jews, and 213 to Muslims . “Physical violence is on the increase”, said an evangelical leader.
The government says it has investigated around one hundred mosques and Muslim prayer halls because of possible “separatist” ideology.
The 'anti-separatism' law strengthens the secularist narrative ahead of the 2022 elections. Meanwhile, a depersonalised Christmas continues to be celebrated on the streets.
The French President and the Minister of the Interior participated in the Charles Gide Circle event. Macron talked about migration and the separatism law, among other issues.