An imam will be expelled from the country for “incitement to hatred, discrimination and violence”
There is a serious charge of incitement to violence against Jews
Equusson, 58, was born in France but holds Moroccan nationality
Paris, France’s highest administrative court ruled on Tuesday that the French-born Moroccan imam will be expelled from the country for “hate speech”. According to a Reuters report, the high court overturned a Paris court ruling in which the government-in-exile order had been overturned.
During its hearing, the High Court opened legal avenues for the imam to be deported to Morocco, upholding the government’s allegations of “hate, discrimination and incitement to violence”. Interior Minister Gérald Dormanin called it a “major victory for the republic” on Twitter and said the government would expel Imam from France. The Supreme Court of Administrative Justice Council of State ruled during the hearing that his exile in Morocco would not interfere with his right to lead a normal private and family life. Equisson, 58, was born in France but has Moroccan nationality.
You should know that in July, the French Interior Ministry ordered the expulsion of Imam Hassan Equisson for inciting violence against the Jewish community. The government of President Emmanuel Macron has strengthened laws to combat radicalization within Muslim communities. Following this law, a decision was taken to expel the imam from the country.
Action was ordered in 76 mosques
The French government is now taking serious steps to stop the growing Islamic fundamentalism in the country. In this episode, the interior minister also ordered actions against 76 mosques in the country, which the government suspects of fostering separatism and extremism.
FIRST POST: August 31, 2022, 1:30 p.m. HST