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Fight against Islamism: police operations are underway against "dozens" of individuals

2020-10-19T07:46:18.897Z

These operations do not target individuals "necessarily linked to the investigation" into the assassination of Samuel Paty.



Police operations have been carried out since Monday, October 19 and will continue in the coming days against "

dozens of individuals

" from the Islamist movement, announced the Minister of the Interior.

To read also: Gérald Darmanin: "If our predecessors had reacted so strongly against Islamism, we would not be there"

These operations, decided following the Defense Council held on Sunday, do not target individuals "

necessarily linked to the investigation

" into the assassination of Samuel Paty but aim to "

convey a message: not a minute of respite for enemies of the Republic

”, said Gerald Darmanin on Europe 1, without giving further details.

Since the assassination of Professor de Conflans Saint-Honorine on Friday, "

more than 80 investigations

" have also been opened for online hatred and arrests have taken place, added the Minister, who said he wanted to dissolve several associations including the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF).

Minister wants CCIF dissolved

"

51 associative structures will see a certain number of visits from State services all week long and several of them, on my proposal, will be dissolved in the Council of Ministers

", also announced Gérald Darmanin.

Read also: Thibault de Montbrial: "Those who called for mobilization against Samuel Paty have consciously designated a goal"

The Minister said he wanted the dissolution of the CCIF, according to him "

clearly involved

" and of which "

a certain number of elements allow us to think that it is an enemy of the Republic

".

It “

touches state aid, tax deductions and denounces state Islamophobia

”.

He also cited the NGO Baraka City, founded by Muslims with a Salafist profile, whose President Driss Yemmou was placed under judicial supervision on Thursday as part of an investigation for harassment on social networks.

The minister also considered that the father of a college student from Conflans Saint-Honorine and the radical Islamist activist Abdelhakim Sefrioui "

clearly launched a fatwa

" against Professor Samuel Paty for showing caricatures of Mohammed in class.

The two men are among the eleven people held in police custody in the investigation into the attack perpetrated Friday by an 18-year-old Chechen Russian.

Source: lefigaro

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