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Can France resolve tensions with the Muslim community?

Several mosques in France face closure as part of crackdown on religious ‘separatism’.

The French government is stepping up its crackdown on what it is calling religious “separatism”.

At least 76 mosques face closure if they are found to be a security threat.

It is President Emmanuel Macron’s latest response to a number of recent attacks that he has blamed on “radical Islam”.

His government denies it is deliberately targeting the Muslim community. However, his comments on Islam have triggered protests worldwide.

How can this crisis be resolved?

Presenter: Imran Khan


Yasser Louati – head of the Justice and Liberties For All Committee

Philippe Marliere – professor of French and European politics at University College of London

Nizar Messari – associate professor of international studies at Al Akhawayn University