Published on: 05/08/2022 – 14:14 The Paris administrative court on Friday suspended the expulsion of Imam Hassan Iquioussen. The man of Moroccan nationality was in the crosshairs of the Minister of the Interior for having made remarks deemed anti-Semitic and homophobic during sermons or conferences. Gérald Darmanin immediately announced his intention to appeal this decision. It’s a setback for Gérald Darmanin. The administrative court of Paris suspended, Friday, August 5, the expulsion of Imam Hassan Iquioussen to Morocco, which had been ordered by the Ministry of the Interior, considering that it would cause a “disproportionate attack” on his ” private and family life”. The Minister of the Interior immediately announced his intention to appeal this decision before the Council of State. Gérald Darmanin had announced last week the forthcoming expulsion of this preacher born in France but of nationality Moroccan, accused by the French authorities of having made anti-Semitic, homophobic and “anti-women” remarks during sermons or conferences, held almost 20 years ago for some.” The only reason based on the existence of acts of explicit and deliberate incitement to discrimination against women cannot (can) justify the expulsion measure without seriously and manifestly disproportionate interference with her right to lead a normal private and family life”, considered the tr ibunal in his judgment, a copy of which was obtained by AFP. remarks of an anti-Semitic nature and contrary to equality between men and women”. The court notably recalled that the 57-year-old imam was “born in France where he has resided since birth with his wife and five French children and his fifteen French grandchildren. measured and salutary decision”, the court having in particular “discarded the conspiratorial remarks, considering that the latter, as regrettable as they are, were not in the legal sense an explicit provocation to hatred”. the administrative tribunal of a r investigation on the merits. “On behalf of the family, we are very happy with this decision”, reacted for AFP one of the sons of the preacher, Sofiane Iquioussen. “He is not at home now, he preferred to go to rest,” he added, claiming to ignore where his father was. The latter is no longer attached to a mosque, but preaches “in different mosques”, especially in the Paris region, “where he is asked”, he said. With AFP
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