On Friday, strict legislation was introduced in France’s lower house to vote on Islamic fundamentalism. It has provisions such as monitoring of mosques and madrasas of the country, strict action on polygamy and forced marriages. The purpose of these provisions is to root out fundamentalism.
France has taken these steps with the intention of controlling rising radicalism in recent years. In October last year, the need for stern steps was felt after the strangulation incident of a teacher and other terrorist attacks.
President Emmanuel Mankron, who has been steadily taking strong measures against fundamentalism and terrorism, has said that tough measures will be taken to protect the values of France. These values include gender equality, secularism. Growing radicalism will also be prevented in some communities.
Regarding the provisions of this law, French Muslims say that they are being unfairly targeted, curbing religious freedom. The country already has adequate laws to deal with terrorist violence.
On the other hand, French analysts say that this is a political move of Mankro. He wants to ensure Conservative votes ahead of the presidential election next year.