A mea culpa that does not convince the tenant of Place Beauvau! The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, was questioned on Tuesday about
France Inter about the reiteration of Maître Gims’ request for French nationality, after a refusal by the administration in 2017, and the apologies of the rapper published this Sunday in the columns of the JDD following the controversial video on the video in which the artist called to no longer “wish him a happy new year” for religious matters.
“I will not go into specific cases, but we have already refused French nationality to this gentleman. I mean that there is a very simple article of the Civil Code, article 21-24: “No one can be naturalized if he does not justify his assimilation to the French community”. In general, adherents of rigorous Islam are not good proof of assimilation into the French community,” explained the Minister of the Interior.
“Refusing French nationality when one is a strict Islamist”
“Me, I assume the fact that instructions are very clearly given to refuse French nationality, whether one is known or not known, when one is a supporter of a rigorous Islam”, developed the Minister of the Interior. .
And to continue: “The services of the Ministry of the Interior will re-examine his request since we will obviously do so, but not to wish a happy new year because it would not be in conformity with what the friends, the brothers of such and such would have done. or such character, as sacred as it is, it is not a good proof of assimilation into French society”.