Gérald Darmanin announced Thursday evening November 19 that he had notified his officials of the dissolution of the Collective against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), which he accused after the assassination of Samuel Paty of being an
"Islamist dispensary working against the Republic ”
In a tweet, the Minister of the Interior clarified that the association's officials had
"now eight days to make their observations
The dissolution of the CCIF was announced by the government in the wake of the beheading, on October 16, of Samuel Paty, professor of history and geography in a college of Conflans-Saint-Honorine (Yvelines).
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In a tweet, the collective argued Thursday that
"yielding to calls from the extreme right, the Minister of the Interior notified the CCIF of a project of dissolution without object"
because the organization has
"already deployed a large part of its activities abroad ”
, as well as
“ its head office ”
"He will continue to provide legal assistance to people who are victims of Islamophobia and will inform international bodies of the state of play in the fight against discrimination and for equality in France,"
added the group.
Since the beheading of Samuel Paty by a radicalized 18-year-old Chechen, the government has made a direct link between
Two structures were dissolved by the Council of Ministers.
These are BarakaCity, accused of
"propagating ideas advocating radical Islam"
and the collective "Cheik Yassine", after the implication of its president Abdelhakim Sefrioui, indicted in the conflict of Conflans-Sainte- Honorine (Yvelines) for
"complicity in a terrorist attack"
The leaders of BarakaCity and its founder, Driss Yemmou, known as Idriss Sihamedi, have requested
from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
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The government also ordered the administrative closure for six months of the Pantin mosque, on the grounds that it had relayed a video denouncing Samuel Paty's course on freedom of expression during which the history teacher had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.