The Interior Ministry has launched a dissolution procedure against “Nawa”, a publishing house described as “Islamist”. He is accused of distributing several works legitimizing jihadism.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin launched the procedure for the dissolution of “Nawa”, a publishing house based in Ariège, in particular because of the distribution of “several works legitimizing jihad”, the entourage of Minister to AFP on September 17.
“Its editorial line is clearly anti-universalist and directly contests Western values. It has distributed several works legitimizing the jihad, ”said the minister’s entourage. Its leaders are “linked to the jihadist sphere”, according to the same entourage.
The association, whose full name is “Nawa Center for Oriental Studies and Translation” is an “associative publishing house”, we detailed from the same source. It had been declared in the Pamiers sub-prefecture in 2008. It presents itself on its website as a publishing house having “the will to promote the human and political sciences stemming from the Muslim heritage” and to contribute “to the renewal. of these disciplines via the study of the Western world or occidentology, the history of contemporary political ideas and doctrines ”. According to the Official Journal, it is directed by Abû Soleiman Al-Kaabi and Aïssam Aït Yahya, who have published several books.
It is a publishing house well known to the French intelligence services. I wonder about the political timing.
A measure to freeze assets targeting the association and its leaders was also taken on September 16, according to the order published in the Official Journal. “It is a publishing house well known to the French intelligence services. I wonder about the political timing. Why did you wait five years? ”Points out sociologist Samir Amghar. “Experts consider that Nawa played a role in the process of radicalization of certain young people, that this association defends a jihad of thought, an ultra-Orthodox Islam”, he adds.
This publishing house is often associated with the Salafist movement, an opinion that the researcher from the Free University of Brussels does not share. Created before the attacks of the 2010s, Nawa stands out by “remarks of a protest order, she defends a certain reading of French society, with a post-colonialist posture”, underlines Samir Amghar.