French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday night that work on the "framework and rules" would start in the coming months to ensure that Islam "will be practiced everywhere in accordance with the laws of the republic."

He added: "We will do this with French Muslims and their representatives."

The "immense majority" of French Muslims supported the country's principles of individual freedom and secularism based on mutual respect, he said.

Macron acknowledged that "terrorism, the chaos of the world, migration and our failures in integration" played a role in public fears.

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