Barely a month and a half after the pronouncement, we therefore know the legislative translation of the plan against “Islamist separatism” by the Head of State. On October 2, in Mureaux (Yvelines), Emmanuel Macron gave a balancing act: name the enemy and its springs on one side, recognize on the other that “The inadequacies of our integration policy, our struggles against discrimination, racism and anti-Semitism” fed him. Against separatism, declared the Head of State, “The response involves measures of public order, it also involves measures to re-engage the Republic, and basically, a comprehensive strategy”.
If the president had taken care to walk on “two legs”, the bill “Reinforcing the republican principles” is mainly based on public order measures, according to the long version of 57 articles sent to the Council of State, published by Dalloz. Perhaps because the most cultural provisions, such as the wish expressed by Mr. Macron to“Teach more Arabic language at school” or the one “May France become this country where we can teach the thought of Averroes”, are not intended to be enshrined in law.
In one joint interview with the Minister of Justice Eric Dupont-Moretti at the Figaro, the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, assumes it: “The speech of the President of the Republic at Les Mureaux was not about the bill alone. He presented a strategy that has been under way for nearly three years, and if this text is the important stone, it is not the only one. “ As for the teaching of Arabic, “It was never intended that [son] reinforcement, announced by the President of the Republic, either in this bill ”.
Nevertheless, the dominant security of the text – creation of two new criminal offenses, control of associations and places of worship – is there. The oppositions are not mistaken. “This is a bill that is completely lame, even one-legged, thus estimated on Public Senate the socialist senator of the French established outside France Jean-Yves Leconte. Nothing in this project is there to fight against discrimination. “ On the right, on the contrary, the leader of the senators Les Républicains (LR), Bruno Retailleau (Vendée), sees “Useful measures, others too weak. And others still absent ”.
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