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Sarkozy Fires Muslim Diversity Adviser

March 11, 2011

March 11 2011- Militant Islam Monitor-French President Nicolas Sarkozy has fired his Muslim diversity adviser after he told Muslims pull out of the ruling UMP party unless planned hearings on Islam and secularism were cancelled.

According to the BBC:

Abderrahmane Dahmane, …said Muslim members of the UMP should not renew their party membership unless the debate was cancelled.He condemned UMP leader Jean-Francois Cope as a "plague for Muslims".

The UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) is planning to hold a public debate on 5 April on "Islam and secularism".

The debate will explore firstly how "the practice of religions may be compatible with the rules of the secular republic", and secondly "the question of Islam in France".http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12714957

Dahmane is a former official of the UMP.

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