The French cabinet has passed a bill to curb Islamic terrorism following a series of recent attacks by extremists in France. The draft law, which comes after long-standing efforts by President Emanuel Macron to uphold secular values, would toughen regulations on home-schooling and curb abusive language. The British media BBC reported this.
Many critics in France and abroad have accused the government of using the law to target religion. But Prime Minister Jean Castex called it a “protection law” that would free Muslims from extremism.
He stated that his confession was obtained through torture, and that his confession was obtained through torture. The law, in support of “Republican principles”, would prohibit online hate speech or racist comments, and ban the use of the Internet to disclose other people’s personal information for malicious use.
The law is being seen as a response to the condemnation of teacher Samuel Patty in October last year. Patty, a 48-year-old attacker, was killed by students while showing cartoons of the Prophet. Investigation revealed that there was an online campaign against him.
The law will also ban schools that secretly promote Islamic ideals, as well as home-schooling.
The law will also ban polygamy. Applicants with more than one wife will not be allowed to reside in France. Physicians who test girls for virginity can be banned or fined.
The new rules will come on the financial transparency of Muslim organizations and they will have to support the ‘values of France’ to get funding.
The ban on wearing religious attire in the workplace will be increased. The ban will now apply to motorists, swimming pools and markets.