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President of the French Council of the Islamic Faith, Mohamed Moussaoui, announced that the council had reached a “charter of principles” on Islam in the country.
Mousavi said, “The charter specifically stipulates the principle of equality between men and women and the compatibility of Islamic law with the values of the French Republic, and stresses the refusal to employ Islam for political ends, and the necessity of non-interference by foreign countries in the affairs of the Islamic community.”
He added, “The charter, which also stresses the rejection of some customary practices that are alleged to be Islamic, will be submitted to the federations affiliated with the council for approval, before submitting it to President Emmanuel Macron.”
For his part, Interior Minister Gerald Darmanan praised during his meeting with the three most prominent officials in the council the great progress made, and the commitment against “political Islam.”