The imams of France received, Thursday, October 22, a proposed text from which they can draw inspiration during their sermon on Friday. The text, sent as it was committed by the French Council of Muslim Worship (CFCM), refers to the will of the body to mark its commitment and that of Muslims in France against Islamist terrorism.
Coming back to “the horrible assassination of our fellow citizen Samuel Paty, professor of history at Le Bois-d’Aulne college in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine”, the CFCM recalls that this attack marks “the outbreaks of radicalism, violence and terrorism claiming to be Islam “.
Castigating “the promoters of hatred” who “make their followers dangle” the illusion of being elected “, the text insists on the attachment of Muslims to the” secular, indivisible, democratic and social “Republic, which allows to “Muslims of France to exercise freely [leur] worship or not to exercise any worship “.
Refuting that Muslims are “persecuted in France”, the text recognizes that they are “sometimes targets of anti-Muslim acts”, and asks that, in the face of these “provocations”, the practitioners of Islam remain “dignified, serene and lucid “.