French anti-Islamophobia alliance calls for nationwide protests over 'divisive' anti-extremism bill

A French anti-Islamophobia alliance has called for nationwide demonstrations against a new bill to battle “Islamist separatism” that is being condemned for attacking religious freedoms. In February, lawmakers overwhelmingly approved a bill that would strengthen oversight of mosques, schools and sports clubs to safeguard France from radical Islamists and ensure respect for French values – one of President Emmanuel Macron’s landmark projects. “It’s an extremely strong secular offensive,” Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin told RTL radio ahead of the vote. “It’s a tough text… but necessary for t…

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