Government announces dissolution of Black African Defense League

Gérald Darmanin had requested it on September 13. Two weeks later, the Black African Defense League (LDNA), described as a “racist” organization by the Minister of the Interior after tensions in Val-de-Reuil (Eure), was dissolved in the Council of Ministers, announced on Twitter M. Darmanin, Wednesday September 29.

According to the dissolution decree, the LDNA “Spreads an ideology calling for hatred, discrimination and violence on the grounds of origin, sexual orientation” and is “Involved on a recurring basis in the organization of actions punch isolated or on the occasion of demonstrations committing or calling for the committing of violent acts “.

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The LDNA is defined on social networks as a “Revolutionary movement for the defense of the rights of Afro-descendants and Africans”. Almost 300,000 people have subscribed to its Facebook page. Its president and founder presents himself on his Twitter account as a “Political activist, Pan-African resistance fighter, freedom fighter, revolutionary”. Several politicians, including members of the National Rally, demanded the dissolution of the association, especially since a demonstration organized against police violence on June 6, 2020 in front of the United States Embassy.

“Defend the Republic”

According to the Minister of the Interior, “His actions” have caused “Public disorder” as in Val-de-Reuil, where the organization had called for demonstrations against the socialist mayor of the city, Marc-Antoine Jamet, after a week of tensions, originating in a brawl between two children on September 5.

Government spokesman Gabriel Attal called the breakup “Strong measure”, saying at the end of the Council of Ministers: “Our hand does not tremble when it comes to defending the Republic against those who believe they can bend it”. He criticized the association for having “Tried to invade the town hall of Val-de-Reuil”.

Contacted Wednesday by Agence France Presse, the LDNA declined to comment.

Nawa publishing house dissolved

In addition, the publishing house “Nawa Center for Oriental Studies and Translation”, based in Ariège, was also dissolved in the Council of Ministers, in particular because of the distribution of “Several works legitimizing jihad”, according to the Ministry of the Interior for whom “His editorial line is clearly anti-universalist and in direct contestation of Western values”.

Mr. Attal reproached him for having made “The apology of jihad”, “Under the pretext of translation”. The association which is a “Associative publishing house”, we detailed from a ministerial source, had been declared in the sub-prefecture of Pamiers in 2008.

It presents itself on its website as a publishing house with “The desire to promote the human and political sciences stemming from the Muslim heritage”. In a statement released on Twitter on September 20, Nawa believes that the accusations “Are based almost exclusively on hypothetical offenses of opinion, belief” and that’“They hinder freedom of expression and publishing, which in no case have disturbed public order to date”.

For more than 10 years, the works of Nawa, “Whatever criticism one can make of it, in no way justifies terrorism, hatred, anti-Semitism”, assured the association.

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The World with AFP

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