Administrative justice suspends expulsion of Imam Hassan Iquioussen, decided by Gérald Darmanin

The Minister of the Interior has already announced to appeal the decision before the Council of State.


Hassan Iquioussen remains in France, at least for the moment. Seized in summary proceedings, the administrative court suspended, Friday, August 5, its expulsion ordered by the Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin on Friday, August 5, in that it would be “disproportionate” infringement “to” private and family life “of the imam from the north of France. “Far from the media sirens, the law,” commented her lawyer, Me Lucie Simon, on Twitter.

Gérald Darmanin has already announced to appeal before the Council of State. He had signed last week a ministerial decree of expulsion, reproaching the preacher of “acts of explicit and deliberate provocation to discrimination, hatred or violence against a group of people”. In question, lists the decree: “a proselyte speech (…) carrying a vision of Islam contrary to the values ​​of the French Republic”, “a discourse with a particularly virulent anti -Semitic content”, advocating the “submission of women to Profit of men “, encouraging” separatism “and” contempt “of secularism. Before the National Assembly Tuesday, the Minister of the Interior had reaffirmed that Mr. Iquioussen, born in France but of Moroccan nationality, would be expelled “manu militari”, Morocco having already delivered a consular pass.

A “totally disproportionate” decision challenged by Me Lucie Simon, who quickly filed an appeal to the European Court of Human Rights – which refused, Thursday, to urgently suspend the expulsion decree – and A summary proceedings before the administrative court, whose hearing was also held on Thursday.

“Double speech”

Two portraits of Hassan Iquioussen were drawn up there, in a rustling room of his supporters. The first, depicted by his lawyer, is a “defender of Islam of the right middle”, certainly not the most “progressive”, especially on gender equality, but who “does not represent a threat of such gravity and such news that should be expelled when he spent his life on the territory “.

The other, brushed by Pascale Léglise, the director of public liberties and legal affairs at the Ministry of the Interior, is “a religious preacher who holds a double discourse as often do the freist movements” but that incites According to her clearly “to separatism, in non-compliance with equality men woman, to the fact that Sharia should be placed above the laws of the Republic”.

The representative of the Ministry of the Interior thus recalls her anti -Semitic remarks made in 2003 during a conference on Palestine – he apologized, retorts his lawyer, for whom he is “anti -Zionist but not anti -Semitic” – Before embarking on a long list of quotes from his “retrograde” speeches on women, “stigmatizing the Jews”, “placing Sharia law above the principles of the Republic”, “granting its support to Bin Laden”, “victimizing The Muslim community “… preaching” all the more serious as it has a very important audience “, with more than 170,000 subscribers on YouTube and nearly 45,000 on Facebook,” with which he distills his precepts which constitute The breeding ground for terrorist actions “.

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