I have mixed feelings right now.
This week, France announced that they planned to expel the french imam Hassan Iquioussen from its soil. Minister of interior, Gerald Darmanin, justified this decision by mumbling that he was “too extreme.” This event is an essential step in France’s final solution toward Muslims, as Hassan Iquioussen is remarkably negligent regarding the din and would normally be considered “safe” as far as the French government is concerned.
France’s Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said that his country is set to expel Moroccan imam Hassan Iquioussen.
The minister publicly accused the France-born Moroccan imam of adopting “hate speech against the values of France, contrary to our principles of secularism and equality between women and men.”
The Moroccan imam was born in France to Moroccan parents in 1964 in Denain, in northeastern France.
Hassan opposed core elements of orthodox Islam, such as the prohibition of riba, wearing hijab for working women, and the separation between men and women at the mosque. He furthermore allowed the celebration of Christmas and advocated for a French version of Islam.
He is not “extreme” as they claim. He is a liberal reformist that does not follow any traditional understanding of Islam.
Here, the government wants to make an example of him. They want to demonstrate that they will not even tolerate a liberal version of Islam anymore.
The only acceptable for of Islam is clear-cut apostasy.
Here is the message: “Islam or France, only one will remain in the old continent.”
For many years, I have been advocating hijra, and I warned my Muslim brother about how dangerous it is to stay in France, only to be dismissed. They mocked me, saying that it is silly to expect all Muslims to leave France and that we need preachers on location to call the French toward Islam.
I have spent hours of my life explaining to them that the State has a plan and that they will not stop until Islam is erased. I told them that if they stayed, they would probably lose their faith, or life, or be humiliated.
Today, I appreciate the fact that I was right, but I also lament the idea that all the French Muslims that foolishly stayed behind will most probably suffer in the near future.
I am sad for my brothers that the likes of Hassan Iquioussen have fooled them by assuring them that France was a promised land for believers. As for Hassan, I do not cry for him, but I still supplicate for his safety and advise people to do the same.
Keep in mind that Hassan is a child of the French Republic, born and raised in France. He never could obtain the land’s citizenship, but his culture is French, and all his landmarks are in France. It is never easy to go to a foreign and unknown country.
This fact also shows that nobody is safe from expulsion in this day and age. It is very likely that in a few months, the State will start to expel those that possess double citizenship.
This could happen very soon as a rumor spreads that more imams will quickly be expelled from France.
Ironically, the ones that fought the hardest against hijra are now the ones that are forced to do it.
Maybe this trial will help these folks to change their mind about it.