France’s Muslim community has called on President François Hollande to make “a solemn statement” to stem what it sees as anti-Islam crusades. Libération leads on that and also has an interview with Abdelghani Merah, brother of Toulouse gunman Mohamed Merah, who condemns Salafist hatred. We also look at a proposed new “exit tax” on companies that re-locate abroad. That’s the focus for this look at the French press on Friday 9th November, 2012.
By Nicholas RUSHWORTH
Libération reports France’s Muslim community feels there are anti-Islam crusades underway against them, and want protection.
Its editorial says Muslims feel exasperated. It advises President François Hollande to make the “solemn statement” on the issue Muslims are asking for.