CAIR offers office space to French Muslim civil rights group shut down in Islamophobic crackdown
TEHRAN (IQNA) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the country’s largest Muslim advocacy and civil rights organization, announced that it has offered office space in its Capitol headquarters in Washington, D.C. , to a French Muslim anti-racist organization recently shut down by the French government as part of a crackdown on the Muslim community and its legal rights.
CAIR said it offered the premises and logistical means to the Collective Against Islamophobia in France (CCIF), which French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin falsely accused of spreading “Islamist propaganda”. In fact, the CCIF’s primary function was to monitor the growth of Islamophobia in France, PRNewswire reported.
In less than three months, the French government passed a series of anti-Muslim measures that violated the religious freedom rights of French Muslims.
Although he has no proof, Darmanin announced a vast campaign of repression against up to 80 mosques suspected of “separatism”.
Darmanin also said that foreign families who disagree with the display of Prophet Muhammad (PSL) caricatures in schools could be expelled.
The government of French President Emmanuel Macron, which supposedly values freedom of expression, has created a double standard by singling out French Muslims and questioning their legitimacy as French citizens.
Macron is also forcing a group of Muslim leaders to accept a charter of “republican values” to prove their loyalty to France.