In France, the Mayor of Strasbourg, Jeanne Barcelona, reacted to the request of Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin to refer the decision of 2.5 million Euros for the construction of Eyüp Sultan Mosque to the administrative judge and argued that the decision in question was in accordance with the local law of the Alsace-Moselle region. .
Letter to macron
In a letter he wrote to President Emmanuel Macron and shared on his social media account, Fincanghian reacted to Darman’s statements regarding the aid decision of the municipality for the construction of the Eyüp Sultan Mosque affiliated to the Islamic Community National Vision (IGMG), saying, “ The decision taken on March 22 He used the words “in accordance with the local law of the Moselle region”.
It was noted that the foundation for the construction of the mosque was laid with the participation of the mayor of Strasbourg, Roland Ries, and the governor of the region, Jean-Luc Marx.
Fincanghian stated that there has been a dialogue between IGMG executives and local officials for many years.
Stressing that Darmanin did not warn him about Eyüp Sultan Mosque and IGMG until his statement on his social media account, Fincanghian stated that “the intervention of foreigners in the country in return for adherence to France’s values” should be handled meticulously and seriously.
“I will not accept discrimination”
“I will not accept discrimination against city dwellers who wish to live in peace and tranquility in Strasbourg and within the Republic,” he said.
In the voting held in the Municipal Council, a financial aid decision of 2 million 563 thousand 999 Euros, which is 10 percent of the cost of the construction of the mosque under IGMG, was accepted.
Responding to the decision of the Strasbourg Municipality, which is part of the Green Party, Darmanin said in a statement, “The Municipality of Strasbourg is financing a mosque that refuses to sign the French Islamic Principles Charter and is supported by a federation that advocates political Islam (Islamic Community National Vision). He opened his eyes, the separatist law was approved and entered into force “.
Arguing that the “separatist” bill, which was criticized for targeting Muslims, has not yet been approved, but the decision taken by the municipality was serious, Darmanin stated that he asked the Governorship of Grand-Est and Bas-Rhin to refer the aid decision to the administrative judge.