Emmanuel Macron faces backlash over ‘Islamist separatism’

Issue 1113 - 29 Oct 2020

France is facing criticism and threats of radical action around the Gulf and wider Islamic world after comments by President Emmanuel Macron that his government was determined to fight ‘Islamist separatism’ within parts of the Muslim community. There have been a number of attacks, including the stabbing of a security guard at France’s Jeddah consulate on 29 October.

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