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The Union of French Mosques files a complaint against CNews columnist Jean-Claude Dassier


The former director of LCI said last week, on the set of "La Belle Équipe", that French people of the Muslim faith "don't give a damn about the Republic".

She announced the same day to maintain her complaint against the magazine

Front Populaire,

against Michel Houellebecq and Michel Onfray for public insult and provocation to racial and religious discrimination.

The Union of French Mosques filed a complaint on Friday against CNews columnist Jean-Claude Dassier, AFP learned from his lawyer Najwa El Haïté.

This complaint, for "public insult" and "provocation to discrimination, hatred or violence", was filed with civil action in the Paris court.

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On December 27,

Jean-Claude Dassier

, former leader of the LCI channel and ex-president of the OM football club, said during a debate on juvenile delinquency:

"Muslims don't give a damn about the Republic , they don't even know what the word means


CNews presenter Barbara Klein, at the helm of the show in question, had dissociated herself from her columnist two days later on behalf of the channel and its editorial staff.

A sanction from Arcom?

The president of the UMF Mohammed Moussaoui, who co-assures the interim of the presidency of the French Council of the Muslim faith, described these declarations as

“shocking and defamatory”


The complaint of the UMF, an association close to the Kingdom of Morocco, also relates to other comments by Jean-Claude Dassier, quoted to AFP by Najwa El Haïté:

"What are you doing to the millions of Muslims who have French papers and who live, some for decades, with a completely different culture than ours under the French flag.

What do we do with it?”

On Wednesday, Arcom, the media regulator (ex-CSA) announced for its part that it had seized a member of the Council of State to study the possibility of a sanction.

Source: lefigaro

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