Hakim Al Qarawi: “Algerian Students Who Returned From Saudi Arabia Transferred Salafism To France”
Paris- Phenomenon of Salafism came to France through Algerian students who returned from study in Saudi Arabia and then went to France, the French researcher of Tunisian origin, Hakim al-Qarawi said at the Montagnier Institute.
“Imposition of fees and taxes on Hajj, Zakat and Halal market will provide the money that is necessary to finance Islam in France, he added.
Al-Qarawi explained, in an interview with Echorouk and a number of Algerian media that the extremist ideas that were brought by Algerian students from Saudi Arabia settled in the cities of the south specifically.
“These students speak French and, over the years, the extremist ideas and rhetoric spread to the north of France”.
“Although the French Council of Islamic religion was launched 15 years ago but currently does not lead activities and in a quasi-dead state which is caused by the Algerian-Moroccan conflicts, in addition to its weak budget of 30,000 euros”.
Al-Qarawi, along with the French Council for the Islamic Religion, proposes the launch of an independent body that is composed of the French, who will control the various markets around the Muslims, namely Hajj, Zakat and the Halal market.
In another context, Hakim Al-Qarawi, who co-authored the Montagnier Institute’s study on “Extremism of Islamism”, asserted that Muslim name holders are 5 times less likely to work in France than French name holders.
“Engaging in the values of the French Republic for Muslims does not mean abandoning the principles of the Islamic religion according to the same study”.