US News What we know about police operations against the Islamist movement

14:30  20 october  2020
14:30  20 october  2020 Source:   lexpress.fr

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French police have launched operations against "dozens of individuals" suspected of having links to radical Islam following the decapitation of a French schoolteacher, Interior Minister Darmanin said the father of a schoolgirl and a known Islamist had "apparently launched a fatwa against the teacher."

These operations will continue at a rate of twenty a day to "harass" and "destabilize" this movement, specified the entourage of Gerald Darmanin.

Des policiers devant le collège de Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, dans les Yvelines. © BERTRAND GUAY / AFP Police officers in front of the Conflans-Sainte-Honorine college, in the Yvelines.

The executive on Monday launched a series of operations targeting the Islamist movement and promises "a war against the enemies of the Republic", after the assassination of Samuel Paty which gave rise to further arrests. These operations, decided following the Defense Council held on Sunday, do not target individuals "necessarily linked to the investigation" into the assassination of Samuel Paty but aim to "convey a message: (...) not a minute's respite for the enemies of the Republic ", announced Gérald Darmanin on Europe 1 .

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Twenty operations per day

On the sidelines of the investigation, "34 police operations" were launched on Monday against individuals and associations close to the Islamist movement, Gerald Darmanin reported on TF1 . These operations will continue at a rate of twenty a day to "harass" and "destabilize" this movement, said his entourage.

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The minister also announced to have asked the prefect of Seine-Saint-Denis to close the mosque of Pantin , which had relayed on his Facebook page a video denouncing the course on the cartoons of Muhammad by Samuel Paty. The establishment will be closed for six months. The closing of the mosque will be effective Wednesday evening.

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What we know so far. Here’s a roundup of all of Monday’s events so far, as I hand over to my colleague Raya Jalabi in New York to continue the coverage. We will be working closely with colleagues from British Transport police , who will have a presence throughout the transport network.

"It is perhaps a gesture of appeasement in relation to the general tension", reacted to AFP, M'hammed Henniche, responsible for the great mosque of this city north of Paris. "There is a certain tension so the executive is in a position where he must make strong gestures, it is a gesture to absorb the emotion, to react", he added, regretting that "the fascosphere has taken on such a dimension that the executive is obliged to follow".

Associations in the sights of the authorities

Gérald Darmanin specified that 51 associations close to this movement were in the crosshairs of the authorities and announced that several of them will be dissolved in the Council of Ministers. The minister specified that he wanted the dissolution of the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), according to him "clearly involved" and of which "a certain number of elements allow us to think that it is an enemy of the Republic". He "receives state aid, tax deductions and denounces state Islamophobia".

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He also cited the NGO Baraka City, founded by Muslims with a Salafist profile, including President Driss Yemmou was placed under judicial supervision on Thursday as part of a social media harassment investigation. "These associations and a few others are accused of being propagators of separatism, that is to say of not only preaching the values ​​of Islam but of preaching that Islam is superior to the laws of the Republic ", developed the entourage of Gérald Darmanin.

The dissolution procedure, which requires passing a decree in the Council of Ministers, will be based on a "double basis" with on the one hand "what affects the apology of terrorism and identity and religious hatred" and on the other, "what affects public order", the same source explained. The two associations for their part firmly deny the accusations of proximity to political Islam or even extremism.

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Also fight against cyber-Islamism

Affirming that "fear and obscurantism will never prevail", Prime Minister Jean Castex announced "other actions", in particular against associations "enemies of the Republic "and" on the fight against hate online ". This Tuesday morning, the French bosses of the major social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Google, Tiktok and Snapchat) are also summoned by the Minister for Citizenship, Marlène Schiappa, to find ways to better counter "cyber-Islamism ".

This meeting, which will start at 9:30 a.m., comes after social networks were criticized for relaying messages stigmatizing the history teacher. "For the moment, the public authorities have not found a solution to cure this problem of the dissemination of words and acts of violence, we want to protect freedom of expression and we cannot regulate hate speech" , explained to L'Express Alexandre Lazarègue, lawyer specializing in digital law and press law.

Since the assassination of the teacher on Friday, "more than 80 investigations" have been opened for online hatred and arrests have taken place, the Minister of the Interior said.

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© VALERY HACHE "Nice, like France, is paying a much too heavy price" , reacted Christian Estrosi after the attack in Nice. The moment is for the emotion in the political class and the religious authorities. The far right takes the opportunity to demand stronger measures against Islamism. Three people were killed, including a fatally cut throat, this Thursday morning near the Notre-Dame church in Nice, by an individual with a knife who was arrested.

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