French Minister of the Interior seeks to put an end to the “instrumentalization” of Islam

News Agencies – July 27, 2012
French Minister of the Interior, Manuel Valls, has said he wants to reinforce Islam in France “in the interests of French Muslims and of France.” Valls noted that he wants to see an end to an “instrumentalization” of Islam as the French Conseil of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) remains divided. He said that it is up to the organization itself to solve internal issues. Nevertheless he stated that “divisions must be put to an end so that the Islam of France can reflect the interests of French Muslims and of France more generally.”