Poll: 46% of French Muslims believe Sharia law should be applied in country

The survey also shows that among French-born Muslims, 18% believe Sharia should be the adopted law.

At least 46% of foreign-born Muslims in France want to adopt Sharia law into the country’s legal system, reveals a poll conducted by IFOP (French Institute for Public Opinions) for Le Point magazine.

The survey also indicates that among French-born Muslims, 18% believe that sharia should prevail.

That percentage rises to 46% among French Muslims coming from abroad, the study discovered.

“This claim of a supremacy of Sharia is therefore first carried by newcomers who come from countries where the imprint of Islam is very strong,”director of opinion and corporate strategies at IFOP Jerome Fourquet told Le Point.

The IFOP survey also reveals that “41% of Muslims believe that Islam must be practiced and integrated into French customs.”

Éric Ciotti, Member of the French National Assembly since 2007, responded to the survey by taking to social media and called for a return to “assimilation.”

“In the face of Islamist communitarianism, which is growing and threatening the (French) republic, we must stop immigration and rediscover assimilation as the core of our integration policy,” Ciotti posted to Twitter. [i24NEWS] Read more