Imagine the embarrassment of French officials when they discover that the Jews in the Qur’an are called the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).
“Brotherhood Imam Hassan Iquioussen threatened with expulsion,” translated from “L’imam frériste Hassan Iquioussen menacé d’expulsion,” by Erwan Seznec, Le Point, July 28, 2022 (thanks to Medforth):
The shock must have been harsh. Residing in the north of France for decades, but not having French nationality, Hassan Iquioussen asked this winter for the renewal of a ten-year residence permit which was about to expire. A mere formality, in his mind.
Despite unambiguous positions in favor of a rigorous Islam, not to mention a serious anti-Semitic slippage many years ago, Hassan Iquioussen, reputed to be close to the Muslims of France (formerly Union of Islamic Organizations in France), the French branch of the Muslim Brotherhood, was never seriously worried. From his residence in Lourches, in the Valenciennes region, he fed his YouTube channel with videos viewed by tens, even hundreds of thousands of followers.
A review of many of his positions
His unexpected expulsion resulted from the entry into force of the law “consolidating respect for the principles of the Republic,” promulgated in August 2021, following lively debates. Before renewing the imam’s residence permit again, the Nord prefecture examined in detail his positions on a number of social issues, including secularism, the relationship between sharia and the laws of the Republic, and gender equality. The results were overwhelming. Hassan Iquioussen insists in dozens of sermons that sharia must guide the behavior of believers in all aspects of their lives, private or public. The wife, on the other hand, “must do everything to try to please her husband” and accept that he “falls into martyrdom,” explains the imam in this video, from minute 7′ 3”.
In another video, Hassan Iquioussen methodically explains the method to follow to obtain separate slots in swimming pools, after several years, going through the burkini stage. An approach scrupulously implemented in Grenoble by the Citizen Alliance.
In accordance with the Brotherhood line, Hassan Iquioussen advocated Islamization through the ballot box, calling on Muslims to get involved in politics. Advice followed by his son Soufiane, who has become the unofficial right-hand man of the PS mayor of Denain (North, 20,000 inhabitants), Anne-Lise Dufour Tonini. The latter, alerted several times to the proven links of the Iquioussens with the Muslim Brotherhood, finally distanced herself from the family, after the municipal elections of 2020.
A decision not made
The dossier compiled on Hassan Iquioussen by the Nord prefecture convinced the commission for the expulsion of foreigners, chaired by the president of the Lille court. She gave a favorable opinion on the expulsion on June 22. The decision was not a foregone conclusion. With five children, fifteen grandchildren and all his declared heritage in France, Hassan Iquioussen could boast of being integrated, in his own way. During the meeting of the departmental expulsion commission, of which Le Point consulted the minutes, the prefect of the North came in person to plead the case before the magistrates with the unreserved support of the Minister of the Interior, Gerald Darmanin.
He insisted on the imam’s anti-Semitism. His remarks, made in 2004, 2005 and 2014, “specifically targeted Jews and not the State of Israel or Zionism.” Hassan Iquioussen described them as “ungrateful,” “stingy,” living “among them in ghettos.” The imam, hammered the prefect, has also publicly declared that “the Zionist lobby has wanted his skin since 2004,” when he learned that his expulsion was under consideration.
In a video broadcast at the end of July to relatives, of which Le Point became aware, Hassan Iquioussen denies any anti-Semitism, any homophobia, any fundamentalist inclination. He challenges the merits of his expulsion and claims his attachment to both Islam and France. The preacher, who did not wish to respond to Le Point, appears unusually anxious in the images. According to someone close to his family, he is not on good terms with the Moroccan regime: “He criticized the king, the thing not to do in Morocco. When he gets off the plane, he risks trouble. He would do well to apply for a residence permit in another country. Maybe Belgium, to stay close to his family.”