Extremism Is Not Islam — French Prime Minister

"We must say all of this is not Islam," said Valls. (File photo: Reuters)
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Mr.Manuel Valls, French Prime Minister, spoke of his perception of Islam when opening the conference on communication between the Muslims and the rest of the French society.

— We have to say that all this — the hate speech, anti-Semitism that hides behind anti-Zionism and hate for Israel... the self-proclaimed imams in our neighborhoods and our prisons who are promoting violence and terrorism — all that is not Islam, — “Al Arabiya” quotes

More than hundred Muslim leaders, ministers and other officials attended the above-mentioned conference. It is reported that the agenda included security and safety of the old mosques, building new mosques, and image of Islam in the media.

At the same time, French Ministry of Interior stressed that the problem on radicalisation wasn’t on the agenda due to respect for the believers and in order to avoid negative associations towards Muslims.

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