SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – The French Interior Minister announced Islam and immigration as the biggest threats to France. According to Al-Belad news network in his statement Manuel Valls branded Islam and immigrants as the biggest dangers to France. The controversial and racist remarks by the French Minister have caused a new tension in French society which will open new waves of Islamophobia.
The new anti-Islam remarks by Valls are similar to ex-President of France Sarkozy who called Muslims and immigrants as hooligans when they demanded their civil rights in a demonstration at the height of tensions in French society in 2005. The new French President Hollande so far has not fulfilled any of his promises given at the time of elections to combat and end discriminations against Muslims and other immigrants in France.