France will not be Decapitated
President Emmanuel Macron, at the Sorbonne ceremony, spoke passionately. Paty, he said, was a victim of hate, slain by cowards for representing the secular, democratic values of the Republic against those who transformed religion into a weapon of war. Already earlier this month on October 2, Macron declared action against "Islamic separatism," which he defined as an ideology of radical Islam which claims its own laws and seeks to create a parallel order which would be superior to those of the Republic. Macron declared that associations that indoctrinated children would be banned as well as all foreign interference in religious activity in France. The general French policy is to ban organizations that do not adhere to the secular institutions of the Republic.