On Sunday, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin, in an interview with the Lille-based newspaper La Voix du Nord, said France was “waging a war against radical Islam” as he gave further details of a bill President Emmanuel Macron said would address what he called “Islamist separatism”. Al Jazeera reports that in comments that have angered activists and France’s Muslim minority, the largest in Europe, Darmanin said that anyone seeking medical care such as someone “who refuses to be treated by a woman” could face up to five years in prison and a fine of 75,000 euros and that the measures would also apply to anyone “putting pressure on public officials” as well as “anyone refusing a teacher’s lessons”. While vague, the details provoked a backlash on social media.