Benjamin Haddad

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Supporters pay homage to slain history teacher Samuel Paty in October outside the Bois d'Aulne secondary school in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, northwest of Paris. (Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images)

On Dec. 9, after much debate and international press coverage, the French government proposed a bill to parliament designed to curb what it calls “Islamist separatism.” In January, lawmakers will debate and likely adopt a version close to the one submitted by the government. This new bill has sparked intense reaction abroad, where President Emmanuel Macron’s efforts to counter Islamist extremism has led to much hostile(and sometimes misinformed) commentary. A healthy debate must start with a few cold-headed realities.

Macron and the government made a clear distinction between the majority of Muslims, peacefully observing their faith, and an Islamist minority upholding a radical political project.…  Seguir leyendo »