French PM: Muslims Must Reject Anti-Semitism Posing as Anti-Zionism

(AFP) Joshua Melvin - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls told Muslim community leaders in Paris on Monday: "We must say all of this is not Islam: the hate speech, anti-Semitism that hides behind anti-Zionism and hate for Israel...the self-proclaimed imams in our neighborhoods and our prisons who are promoting violence and terrorism." Dalil Boubakeur, president of the French Muslim Council, responded: "This forum is an opportunity for us to express our discomfort with being lumped together" with Islamists. Those responsible for jihadist attacks "belong to a different world than we do."

2015-06-16 00:00:00

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