In the aftermath of deadly attacks by Islamic terrorists, French President Emmanuel Macron wants Muslim leaders to adopt a “charter of republican values.”
As part of Macron’s effort to stop attacks, the French Council of the Muslim Faith will create a National Council of Imams, designed to issue official accreditation. This could be retracted if circumstances warrant.
The legislation will impose restrictions on home-schooling and tougher punishments for anyone using religion to intimidate officials on religious grounds.
The law will assign children an ID number that can be used to ensure that they are attending school. Parents who violate the law could go to jail for six months.