The French Ministry of the Interior intends to expel more Moroccan imams legally working in the republic after the “implementation of Macron’s plan” to combat “Islamist separatism.”
In this regard, the French Interior Ministry is targeting many imams, Islamic associations and religious figures, the Mediapart newspaper reports.
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin confirmed on BFMTV that the contingency plan targets at least 100 people of various nationalities, including Moroccans.
Ahmed Jaballa, the former UOIF (Union of Islamic Organizations of France) executive director, faced great difficulties for three years in order to obtain a residence permit extension, according to the media section.
The Imam of the Bessac Mosque, Moroccan Abdel Rahman Radwan, who previously won a lawsuit brought against him by the association after it applied for the closure of his mosque, is also experiencing difficulties with his residence permit, while in previous years he always extended. deadlines.
The French interior minister said: “Getting French citizenship and living in this country for many years does not mean that we will tolerate extremists,” adding: “We will work to expel them and we have a list of their names ready.”
French newspapers note that “the decision of the highest administrative authority to expel Moroccan imam Hassan Ekoisin will now allow the authorities to assess other cases of religious leaders.”
On social media, Tariq Ramadan, who has been persona non grata in France for years due to his political stance, reacted to the campaign as “the case of the exiled imam caused no reaction, saying that” the majority remained silent, and now nothing cannot stop the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Moroccan imam Hassan Ekesen, who fled French authorities after the decision to deport him from French soil, is chasing multiple interpretations of his whereabouts and reasons for fleeing, with his son saying his father “actually left France.”
The story of this imam, a social media activist, with his powerful videos comes to the surface after the decision of the French Ministry of the Interior to expel him from the country because of the ideas he promotes, while he continued to claim that his “method is moderate and moderate.”
The Moroccan imam, who renounced his French citizenship, decided to leave his residence in northern France, and the hadith testifies that he did indeed leave France for Belgium after learning that the French authorities were visiting him to enforce the deportation decision.