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Targeting hijab reveals French political mind-blindness – intellectual

Targeting hijab reveals French political mind-blindness – intellectual

Published October 06,2023


A Moroccan thinker on Friday mentioned a latest determination by France to ban French athletes from carrying hijab reveals the French political mind-blindness and lack of knowledge within the French decision-making.

“Such decisions indicate that the French political mind is in clash not only with Muslims inside France, but in clash with entire Africa and the Muslim communities,” Moroccan thinker and mental Mohammad Talabi instructed Anadolu in an interview.

French Sports Minister Amelie Oudea-Castera‘s determination to ban its athletes from carrying hijab comes forward of internet hosting the Olympics Games in Paris subsequent 12 months, rising fears amongst feminine athletes and contributors over the choice that’s extensively considered as an infringement upon their freedom of selections.

Last month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), nonetheless, assured all athletes that they’re free to put on a headband (hijab) within the athletes village in Paris, regardless of the host nation’s determination to ban its athletes from carrying the top masking.


Talabi, head of the Morocco-based Wasatyea (Moderation) Forum, mentioned the French political thoughts is blind and that’s mirrored by way of the pondering of French President Emmanuel Macron.

He mentioned Macron himself lacks political knowledge on the strategic and tactical ranges, whether or not inside or outdoors France.

“The negative impact of the French decisions will affect the French people’s allegiance to their state, whereas protests are everywhere (in France),” he mentioned.

He additionally mentioned the French Muslim neighborhood‘s allegiance to their state will likely be affected, because the French authorities are infringing upon their spiritual symbols.

“The French political mind is infected by extremism, and will end with an abject failure inside France and outside,” the Moroccan thinker added.

Macron is main what he describes as a strict and extremist type of secularism, which “will eventually finish off democracy (in France),” Talabi argued.


Talabi mentioned there’s a common rise within the excessive right-wing bloc throughout Europe, and Macron seeks to favor such development by way of adopting undemocratic choices.

He mentioned the French president seeks to achieve votes from the excessive right-wing by these choices.

“To be democratic means to accept difference,” Talabi mentioned, including that the French officers are tearing down their nation’s democracy.

He mentioned that his discussion board will work in opposition to the choice of banning hijab, stressing that France on the official stage will lose from such anti-Islam insurance policies.

“France now has lost Africa, which is liberating itself from the dependency on France after a long period of (French) exploitation and subjugation,” the Moroccan thinker mentioned.


Talabi urged the Muslim communities worldwide to complain earlier than related courts in opposition to the French choices that concentrate on the Muslim neighborhood in France.

He additionally referred to as on Muslims to hunt judicial and peaceable means to face the French determination.

“We will see in the future what will such extremism, practiced by France against Muslims, cause,” Talabi concluded as saying.

The French determination to ban French athletes from carrying hijabs or headscarves throughout the 2024 Paris Olympics has drawn widespread condemnations.

The UN voiced objections to the French determination banning the hijab on its athletes. “No one should impose on a woman what she needs to wear or not wear,” mentioned Marta Hurtado, spokeswoman for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

France is house to the biggest inhabitants of Muslims in Europe, making up no less than 10% of the French inhabitants. Islam is the second-largest faith practiced within the nation after Catholicism.

Source: www.anews.com.tr


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