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Gims' remarks "are not good proof of assimilation into French society", according to Darmanin

2022-01-25T09:33:11.754Z

The singer, who created controversy by refusing to be wished the new year which does not correspond to the Muslim calendar, wants to



Gims may regret, his controversial video will not favor his second application for French naturalization.

The French-speaking Congolese artist who has become a successful singer in France, who lives most of the time in Morocco with his wife and their four children, wants to reapply for French nationality after a first application refused in 2018. And he intends to make people forget the video that made a part of the French political class speak at the start of the year.

But according to Gérald Darmanin, Gims' request will be difficult to pass.

“We have already refused nationality to this gentleman”, replied the Minister of the Interior on France Inter on Tuesday.

The occupant of Beauvau cites "a very simple article of the Civil Code which is article 21-24: no one can be naturalized if he does not justify his assimilation to the French community".

For him, Gims is "holder of a rigorous Islam".

“The adherents of rigorous Islam are not good proof of assimilation into the French community”.

“Not good proof of assimilation into French society”

The star published his controversial video at the time of a presidential campaign which gives pride of place to debates on immigration and assimilation.

Candidate LR Valérie Pécresse distanced herself from the artist she had until then in her bosom of personalities, when the far-right candidate Éric Zemmour took over this useful video for his campaign.

.@GDarmanin on @GIMS' request for nationality: "Not wishing a happy new year because that's not what the friends, the brothers of such and such a character would have done, however sacred it may be, it's not is not a good proof of assimilation to French society"#le79inter pic.twitter.com/dVQrKjNrts

– France Inter (@franceinter) January 25, 2022

This Tuesday, Gérald Darmanin's turn to show the greatest firmness, while Emmanuel Macron could soon formalize his candidacy for re-election.

"I assume that instructions are very clearly given to refuse French nationality, whether one is known or not known, when one is a supporter of a rigorous Islam", slice the minister.

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Gims' next request will be considered anyway, as required by law.

"The services of the Ministry of the Interior will be able to re-examine his request, we will obviously do so, but not to wish a happy new year because it would not be in line with what the friends or buddies or brothers of such and such a person would have done. such a character, as sacred as he is, is not good proof of assimilation into French society, ”continues Gérald Darmanin on Tuesday.

Source: leparis

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