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Imam Mahjoub Mahjoubi expelled from France: what is he accused of ?

Interpelled &agrav; At midday, the imam of Gard Mahjoub Mahjoubi finally appeared. expelled to Tunisia this Thursday evening, announcedé Gérald Darmanin on X (ex-Twitter).

"'The'radical Imam Mahjoub Mahjoubi has just been expelled' of the national territory, less than 12 hours after his arrest, the Minister of the Interior rejoiced on Thursday evening on the ;social network X, promoting in passing the much-decried new immigration law. "This is the demonstration that the immigration law, without which such a rapid expulsion would not have been possible. possible, makes France stronger, assuredé Gérald Darmanin. And to add: "We won't let anything pass."

Screwé by a request to withdraw his residence permit, imam Mahjoub Mahjoubi had been arrested. arrested Thursday, around 12:30 p.m., à his home in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, in the Gard. The man of Tunisian origin had been arrested. placed in a detention center in the Paris region, according to BFMTV. At the time of his arrest, Mahjoub Mahjoubi, "in shock", according to those around him, had learned of the arresté expulsion order signed by the Minister of the Interior. 

In detail, the arrestêté deportation indicates that he is accused of &agrav; the imam for having “vehicled” a literal, retrograde, intolerant and violent conception of Islam, of a dangerous nature. encourage behavior contrary to the values ​​of the Republic, discrimination against towards women, withdrawal into identity, tensions with the community Jewish and jihadist radicalization”, relays Le Figarowho was able to consult it. Still according to the judgment, Mahjoub Mahjoubi would have presented &agrav; repeatedly labeling women "as inferior, weak and corrupt”, claiming that they should be "opposed" ocirc;placed by men" and could "be sequestered in the name of religion". Among the other criticisms made of him, we also note “hateful and discriminatory” remarks. that he would have had when talking about "non-Muslims" or even "the companyé Frenchçaise".  

An appeal filed by the imam and his defense

Earlier in the day, the imam and his defense, lawyer Samir Hamroun, had claimed their intention to file an appeal on Thursday evening before the Paris administrative court in order to contest this expulsion procedure ;. But "it won't be suspenseful", had admitted to  Noon free Me  Hamroun, specifying that everything depended "on Tunisia and the consular pass".

With this appeal, the imam and his lawyer hoped to prove that there was no emergency at issue. expel Mahjoub Mahjoubi from French territory to give him the opportunity to express himself on this matter. "We are currently witnessing " “an unprecedented violation of fundamental rights and public freedoms,” emphasized Me Hamroun é BFMTV, adding that Mahjoub Mahjoubi has not been the subject of any summons to be able to explain the controversy surrounding him after' egraves the broadcast of a video of one of his preachings.

At Free lunch, the advisor also returned to the arrest of the imam this Thursday. "We didn't expect it.  I thought he would be warned   seen as part of the investigation into advocating terrorism, he confided. And asserted: " This is the first time in the history of the Fifth Republic that a foreigner has been the object of ;an extradition procedure so quickly."

A preliminary investigation into condoning terrorism

The affair surrounding Mahjoub Mahjoubi began on February 18 with the broadcast of a video of the imam preaching in which he evokes "tricolor flags that plague us" subsequently described as “Satanist” banners. It's never precise' if it is a question of the French flag and the imam assures in his defense that no, that he made a slip between "tricolor' quot; and "multicolor" wanting to talk about African flags.

The Minister of the Interior immediately reacted by requesting the withdrawal of the imam's residence permit , an initiative justified not only by the videos of the preaching, but by the remarks made by Mahjoub Mahjoub during previous preachings according to the prefect of Gard, J&rôme Bonet. The prefect who had reported the imam to the prosecutor of the Republic of Gard, considers that the remarks in question "call into question the principles of the Republic". After the reports, a preliminary investigation into condoning terrorism was carried out. opened. Minister Gérald Darmanin, for his part, ensured that that'"no callsà hatred will not remain unanswered.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116