He called the CFCM to its "historical responsibility".
Bernard Cazeneuve called on Muslim leaders to fight against "fanaticism", Wednesday, June 15, at the dinner breaking the Ramadan fasting, organized by the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM).
The evening started with a minute of silence, in memory of "all the victims of terrorism", and especially Jean-Baptiste Salvaing and Jessica Schneider, the couple of police officers killed the day before by a man claiming to be connected to Daesh.
"Muslims of France condemn in the strongest terms these acts of terrorism, that can, in no case, avail of any religion, especially in this period of the holy month of Ramadan," said the president of the CFCM, Anouar Kbibech, just before the iftar.
"Muslims children of the Republic want only one thing : for the French society to see them as full citizens," he added.
"It seems to me that there is today, to you, who represent the French Muslims - facing the dangers aiming at our country - a historical responsibility," replied Bernard Cazeneuve. "This historical responsibility, we share it with you, it commits us together"... Read more