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Three Muslim federations decide to sign the charter of the Islam of France wanted by the executive – RT en français
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Three Muslim federations decide to sign the charter of the Islam of France wanted by the executive – RT en français
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While Gérald Darmanin announced the death of the French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM), in mid-December, three Muslim federations decided to sign a charter desired by the government.

Believing that it constitutes a “perfectible compromise”, three Muslim federations announced on December 25 their decision to sign the “Charter of the principles of Islam in France”, a text desired by the government.

“By this solemn act we invite in all fraternity all the member federations of the CFCM [Conseil français du culte musulman] in coming together within this unique body which is and will remain our common home, we are convinced of it, ”noted in a joint statement the Turkish federations of the Coordinating Committee of Turkish Muslims in France (CCMTF) and Millî Görüs as well as the movement Faith and Practice, close to the rigorist preachers of the Tabligh.

These three federations say they respond to comments made on December 13 by the Minister of the Interior Gerald Darmanin on the “death” of the CFCM. They had initially refused to sign the Charter demanded by the executive, which outlaws “interference” by foreign states and notably reaffirms the “compatibility” of Islam with the French Republic or even gender equality.

In January 2021, when the leaders of the CFCM announced that they had reached an agreement on this charter, the CCMTF, CIMG France and Faith and Practice for their part criticized a lack of consultation upstream of the text and its content, and considered that it risked “weakening” confidence in Muslims. The three federations had however remained within the CFCM, historical interlocutor of the public authorities on the Muslim religion, while four others, including the Mosque of Paris, had decided to leave the office of the CFCM and to create a “Coordination”.

The CFCM, created in 2003 and which brings together several federations of mosques, has since been plunged into turmoil. The “divergence” expressed by the three federations was “dangerously instrumentalized to give rise to a climate of division harmful to Muslims in France”, they write to explain their initiative intended to “free themselves from a responsibility that is unfairly ours. assigned ”. “Our major concern is to work for the unity of Muslims in France and for national cohesion in the respect of the principles and values ​​of the Republic, battered in breach in these difficult times”, they assure.

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