French effort to tackle ‘radical Islamism’ is doomed if SPINELESS Macron no longer dares to mention it by name in new law | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

French effort to tackle ‘radical Islamism’ is doomed if SPINELESS Macron no longer dares to mention it by name in new law

‘Don’t mention the ‘I’ word’ seems to be President Macron’s new strategy. After tough talk on Islamist separatism, he’s backed down on legislation to fight extremism and now wants Muslims to sign up to ‘Republican values’.
In announcing planned laws aimed at targeting radical Islamism, French President Emmanuel Macron has bowed to his liberal critics and watered down the draft legislation so that the problem he is aiming to address is not even mentioned. It’s so bloody polite.

And that is something of a surprise, because back in October, in the days following the shocking beheading of schoolteacher Samuel Paty by a teenage Chechen radical Islamist, Macron seized the initiative, announcing plans that had been in the pipeline for some time for an ‘anti-separatism’ raft of laws.

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