The mayor of a French town has been suspended after calling for prohibition of Islam in the country.
“The Muslim religion must be banned in France” and that anyone who practices the religion must be “immediately escorted to the border,” Robert Chardon, the UMP mayor of southern French town Venelles, said in a tweet, the Independent reported on Sunday.
Chardon also claimed that Islam would be banned in France by 2027.
French Former President Nicolas Sarkozy, the leader of the UMP party, has condemned Chardon’s comments.
“I condemn this proposal even if secularism also means fixing limits. Rights and limits go together,” he said.