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Macron is preparing for intellectual battle against Islamism

Muslim thinkers offer a remedy to fundamentalism

14 November 2020

9:00 AM

14 November 2020

9:00 AM

It’s easy to see why so few western leaders have come to Emmanuel Macron’s defence: when they scrutinise extremists, they are accused of being ‘Islamophobes’. Since the French President’s speech last month about Islam in the West, he has been accused — by populist Muslim politicians such as Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Imran Khan, as well as publications that should know better, such as the New York Times— of being anti-Muslim.

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