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How Turkey’s export of political Islam turned zero problems to many – Ahval

Maziad pointed to Macron’s speech on Oct. 2 in which he called out foreign powers, specifically Turkey and Qatar, on their role of contributing to a counter-culture in France through their export of pan-Islamist ideals. She said France was within its right to assert influence over how Islam is being taught in the country, particularly by foreign-educated imams. 

“It has to be a French Islam, meaning the Islam of the Muslims of France and not the Islam of a country with pan-Islamist, nationalist, political ambitions in the region,” Maziad said, in reference to Turkey.