Muslim States’ Influence on Islam in France Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 3, Autumn 2015
Successive attempts to institutionalise Islam in France have not resulted in an entirely satisfactory outcome.
Among the factors making the emergence of a representative body more difficult are oppositions between Muslim states – Algeria and Morocco in particular – who are using the religious issue for leverage. The states of the Gulf are trying to exert influence on French Muslims too, although their impact should not be overestimated.
Article published in Politique étrangère, Vol. 80, No. 3, Autumn 2015