In February 2018, french president Emmanuel Macron said :
"I want to lay the foundations for the whole organization of Islam in France"
He plans to do this to diminish the number of young Muslims radicalizing themselves, to diminish the Arabic countries influence over french practicing Muslims (and maybe to gain some points in opinion polls I guess).
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Islam is a sensitive subject in France since a few years. ISIS has perpetrated about 17 attacks on French soil since January 2015 and a lot of laws, reforms and actions were taken by the previous government (François Hollande - left-wing) and the current one (Emmanuel Macron - middle).
Before 2018, the different laws were mostly about police and intelligence services freedom of action as well as proclaiming France in a "state of emergency" to have a more secure state. What Macron is planning to do is directly about Islam.
As always, he isn't really talkative about what he precisely plans to do but he already have met some influential Islamic intellectuals, academics, philosophers or Imams. If the government is involved in the way the religion is structured, we can expect new laws (apart from that, I don't know how it can be done, if you have any idea please enlighten me !)
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I do not want to ask if this kind of thing would be useful or simply a good thing to do, but rather of its legality.
As stated in the 1905 law on the Separation of the Churches and the State :
The Republic does not recognize, pay, or subsidize any religious sect. (Article 2)
This law also state that the state have an obligation of neutrality towards its citizen
So, my question is :
can the French government legally reform something it doesn't recognize ?
(if I take in consideration the comment made by phoog : How can the French government act (in any way) on a particular religion (and so, the people practicing it) while it has an obligation of neutrality towards its citizen ?)