In his speech to the French nation on January 9, 2015, which was widely broadcast, Président François Hollande said the following:
“Ceux qui ont commis ces actes, ces terroristes, ces illuminés, ces fanatiques n’ont rien à voir avec la religion musulmane”
(translation: Those who have committed these acts, these terrorists, these enlightened ones, these fanatics have nothing to do with the muslim religion)
The president was clearly referring to the persons committing deadly attacks in France on Jan. 7 to 9. It is well documented that those perpetrators were crying “Allahu akbar” when killing 12 journalists at Charlie Hebdo and one other perpetrator said on the telephone that their goal was to defend the prophet.
It is hard to follow the words of the president. How can it be that avowed defenders of the Islamic faith have nothing to do with their faith? Does the president understand the semantics of the expression “rien à voir avec” (nothing to do with)?
Just a shot at answering your question: Progressivism dictates that he espouse this view because anything less would be “Racist” or Bigoted. The sad part is that this approach only “appeases” those who don’t need it (non-radicalized Muslims).