It was through a tweet that Gérald Darmanin announced the dissolution, Wednesday, October 20, of the Coordination against racism and Islamophobia, based in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon. The Minister of the Interior explained that this association “called for hatred, violence and discrimination”.
He also published the decree of dissolution taken by the Council of Ministers. In giving an account of the work of the Council, Gabriel Attal, spokesperson for the government, argued that this structure was “at the origin of hate speech and anti-Semitic remarks. “
The association “Coordination against racism and Islamophobia” was dissolved in the Council of Ministers, in accordance with the instructions of the President of the Republic.
As detailed in the decree I presented, it called for hatred, violence and discrimination: pic.twitter.com/5giwOcQEfC
– Gerald DARMANIN (@GDarmanin) 20 October 2021
At the end of September, Gérald Darmanin announced that he had initiated several procedures to close places of worship and dissolve several associations, all suspected of propaganda of radical Islamism. Among these associations was one in the Rhône, which turned out to be this Coordination against racism and Islamophobia, created in 2008.
Stressing that a third of the 89 places of worship “suspected of being and listed by the intelligence services” have been controlled since November 2020, the Minister of the Interior had indicated to Figaro only procedures [étaient] set in motion to close six others in the Sarthe [la mosquée d’Allonnes], in Meurthe-et-Moselle, in Côte-d’Or, in the Rhône or the Gard ”.