Amar Lasfar

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Amar Lasfar (left) with Dalil Boubakeur (right), rector of the Great Mosque of Paris, during a Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF) congress in 2015 at Le Bourget.

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Amar Lasfar, president of the Muslims of France, which was formerly known as the Union of Islamic Organizations of France (UOIF), an organization associated with the Muslim Brotherhood.[1],[2],[3],[4]

Amar Lasfar was born in Morocco in 1960 and arrived in France as a student.

"infiltrating city councils and parliaments"

The Clarion Project reported on a newly-surfaced speech made by Amar Lasfar in 1994[5] where he said in part:

"We will succeed in conveying the message of Allah by a coup d’état. By a political plan of work consisting of infiltrating city councils and parliaments in order to seize power. Following this, the message of Allah will prevail."

From the article:

"Lasfar went on to criticize the use of armed force to impose Islam, not because it is intrinsically wrong, but because it is not tactically appropriate.
“Some Muslims think that the message of Allah can be imposed by force. There are armed groups that some people describe as extremists, who use violence and believe that there is no other option than violence to seize power and proclaim Islam.”
His “ambiguous” attitude to Islamic terrorism is clarified in what follows:
“This option is not the right one. Force that is improperly used, or not used at the right time and in the right place, becomes a flaw that provokes discord.”

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