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Macron says Islam 'in crisis all over the world today'

AFP , Friday 2 Oct 2020
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French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech to present his strategy to fight separatism, on October 2, 2020 in Les Mureaux, outside Paris. (AFP)
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President Emmanuel Macron on Friday described Islam as "a religion that is in crisis all over the world today" as he made keenly-awaited keynote address on battling Islamic radicalism in France.

He said Islam was in crisis due to "an extreme hardening" of positions. He announced the government would this year present a draft law aimed at strengthening secularism in France against what Macron described as "Islamist separatism" in the country.

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