French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday pledged to fight “political Islam”, deeming it as a threat to the country as it is seeking secession from the French Republic.
“We are talking about people who, in the name of a religion, pursue a political project. A political Islam that wants to secede from our Republic,” Macron said during a press conference at the Elysee Palace.
“We must not hide ourselves when we talk about secularism. We do not really talk about secularism. We talk about the communitarianism that has settled in certain neighborhoods," he added, asking the government to be “intractable".
The control of funds from abroad to some organizations should also be tightened, Macron pointed out.