A French Presidential Candidate Vows To Close Mosques, Prevent Algerians From Entering France
French right-wing presidential candidate Xavier Bertrand vowed to close Salafist mosques and stop Algerians from entering his country.
Activists circulated the statements of right-wing Xavier Bertrand, in which he said, “I will close Salafi mosques that promote ideas that Islamic law (Sharia) is a law that is superior to the law of the state or that does not realize not equality between men and women.”
“Algerian officials no longer respect France, so I will stop the agreements that facilitate the crossing of Algerians to our country.”
Activists described the statements of the likely candidate for the French presidential elections, Xavier Bertrand, as carrying a racist colonialist ideology, after pledging to close Salafi mosques and stop agreements facilitating the crossing of Algerians.
Right-wing candidate, Xavier Bertrand, and former Health Minister under former presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy, announced last March his candidacy for the French presidential elections 2022.