France PM Manuel Valls warns extreme Islam winning the propaganda war

Speaking at a roundtable on Islamism in Paris on Monday, the premier warned that Salafists were "winning the ideological and cultural battle" in France, home of Europe's biggest Muslim population.

By: AFP | Paris | Published:April 5, 2016 11:20 am
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Prime Minister Manuel Valls said extreme forms of Islam were winning the propaganda war for hearts and minds, warning the veil was being used as a political symbol for the “enslavement of women”.

Speaking at a roundtable on Islamism in Paris on Monday, the premier warned that Salafists were “winning the ideological and cultural battle” in France, home of Europe’s biggest Muslim population.

And he pledged to “massively” increase France’s security and defence budgets in the coming years, as the country grapples with a growing jihadist threat after two deadly attacks last year.

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“The Salafists must represent one percent of the Muslims in our country today, but their message — their messages on social networks — is the only one we end up hearing,” he said.

France has cracked down on extremism since a deadly jihadist attack on the Charlie Hebdo magazine in January 2015 and after Islamic State gunmen and suicide bombers killed 130 people on the streets of Paris in November.

Deadly IS bombings in Brussels last month have intensified fears that parts of Europe are turning into a hotbed for home-grown extremism.

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    Ravindra Singhaniya
    Apr 5, 2016 at 7:01 am
    In secular countries there should be ban on certain religions. The religions which justifies violence for propagation of religion should be banned. There is nothing communal in banning communal religions. Donald Trump is absolutely right but very few influential leaders in the world have guts to say it openly. Days are bad for Europe, should find some solution. Some solutions are hard to digest but necessary for peaceful human race survival.
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      sheiksaleem
      Apr 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm
      Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land - it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one - it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors. so islam dont
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        sheiksaleem
        Apr 5, 2016 at 12:17 pm
        in islam killing human being is prohibited
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          sheiksaleem
          Apr 5, 2016 at 12:12 pm
          oooo my dear brother i will ask some quetion answer me ok... what u say about this?in this world in this 150 thousand u think or 200 thousand or 500 thousand its just coming when we so its 0.005 thats it...1)who started the 1st world war ? was it muslim?2) who started the 2nd world war? was it muslim? 3) who killed 20 million of abroginines in Australia? was it muslim?4)who send the nuclear bombs to hiroshima and nagasaki? was it muslim? 5) who killed more than 100 million indian in north america? was it muslim? 6)who killed more than 50 million indian in sauth america? was it muslims? 7) who took abouth 180 millions of Africapeople as alaves , of whom88% died and were thrown in the Atlantic Ocean? was it muslims? no they werent muslims, first , u have to define terrorism properly. if non muslim does somthing bad, it is a crime but if amuslim commits the same act , he is a terrorist. first remove this souble standard then come to the point..i am indian i do wanna say because some else saying bad about about my country i fell bad its true Liston 1) 1998 more then 7000 thousand muslims killed over in india 2) 2002 more then 3000 muslims killed in gujarath where have u been that time my dear brother. 3) in Iraq US army killed more then 400 thousand muslims were have u been that time bro 4) in Afghanistaan Us Army killed ore then 200 thousand were have u been bro that time.5) in palatine every day Israil Army kill 300 to 400 fast 10 year they killed more then 120 thousand were have u been bro that time.... world wanna kill muslim if some of created Israily dog like ISIS they kill 500 people u say Islam is terrorist what u know about islam... we are quit because we think he said in quran i will forgive all sin but if u kill any human bean its not forgivable....
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            Curious onlooker
            Apr 5, 2016 at 9:02 am
            The European leaders like Cameron, Hollande and Merkel should stop groaning about their helplessness against Islamic terror instead use their muscle, guns and planes to eliminate the invading terrorists. It can be obliterated if they have the will rather than moaning constantly. Why are they restraining themselves and who are they beholden to? It is their continent and have joint responsibility to protect their culture and habitat with force if necessary.
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              con
              May 20, 2016 at 8:01 pm
              Easy to fix, kick all Muslims out, destroy all mosque, be done with it. No more tolerance. If u asked real French citizen if they would be willing each to send 100 euros a year to a French fund to establish a safe zone in Turkey, or plane tickets to Iran or saudi Arabia, and get all Muslims out, they would jump at the chance
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                con
                May 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm
                No it's not. Lmao
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                  con
                  May 20, 2016 at 8:09 pm
                  Seriously need to read hadith and Koran, and Mohammed made it clear to ignore all hadithexcept his last and only follow his last teachings
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                    con
                    May 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm
                    Your statistic numbers r way off, I'm not your brother. If your saying two wrongs make a right, then your messed up. USA did not start world war 1 or world war 2. But by god we helped end it. The bottom line you r following a pedophilia raping murderer as your god and then using a pagan blue moon god as if it's the one true God it's not. Look it up, study it, don't be so ignorant. And I don't like India people as they do honor killings in horrific ways.
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