A total of 91 percent of the French support the expulsion of radical Islamic imams whose sermons and speeches run counter to French republican values.
The data comes from a poll released this week by the CSA Institute and it sounds like 91 percent of respondents believe that foreign imams who preach sermons and deliver speeches that run counter to the values of the French Republic should be deported.
Among those over the age of 65, 98 percent agreed with the expulsion of radical imams, while that number dropped to just 72 percent among those aged 18 to 25.
Politically, supporters of the far-left French Insoumise party were the least supportive of expelling the radical imam, but a majority (71%) still supported the idea. On the right, supporters of Marine Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) are almost unanimously in favor of deportation, while supporters of the center-right Republican Party are 100 percent in favor of the idea.
The polls come as radical preacher Imam Hassan Iquioussen is being expelled from France for a speech deemed incompatible with French values, Interior Minister Gerald Dalmanin (Gerald Darmanin) announced his deportation last week, CNews Report.
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Iquiusin, who is of Moroccan descent, tried to appeal the deportation order to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), but His case was dismissed It will be heard by the European Court of Justice on Thursday.
During the sermon, Ikiussen was accused of promoting hatred, especially against members of the Jewish community, and Minister Dalmanin accused him of “openly speaking anti-Semitic, openly xenophobic, openly homophobic, openly anti-women”.
Although Iquiusen was born in France, Minister Dalmanin said he did not apply for French citizenship.
The case comes as another radical imam in Sweden faces hate crime charges for speaking against the Jewish community over the past two years.
Imam Bassem Mahmoud is said to have claimed that Jews rule the West and called Muslims who collude with Jews “traitors”. He faces trial in the city of Malmö next month.