For the Prime Minister, which is expressed in La Provence , the burkini “is the translation of a political project of against-company, based in particular on the oppression of women. ” No question as to legislate on the subject.
The French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has made in a published interview Wednesday its support to the mayors that prohibit burkini held covering the head and body worn by some Muslim for swimming. The mayors of several coastal municipalities have taken in recent days stopped to prohibit this outfit, considering that it is the sign of a Community claim of political Islam. Violence has erupted in a particular village of Corsica around the port of Burkini, witnesses said, and the debate on this issue quickly took on a national dimension.
“I understand the mayors who, in that moment of tension, have the reflex to look for solutions to avoid disturbances to public order,” said Manuel Valls in an interview with regional daily Provence . “I support those who issued orders, if they are motivated by the desire to encourage living together without political ulterior motive,” said the Prime Minister. “The beaches, like any public space must be preserved religious claims,” says Manuel Valls. Now the burkini “is the translation of a political project of against-company, based in particular on women’s subjugation,” he says. Behind the burkini, “there is the idea that, by nature, women are harlots, impure, they should be completely covered. It is not compatible with the values of France and the Republic, “said the head of government. “Faced with provocations, the Republic must defend itself,” he added.
So far, seven councils have taken anti-Burkini orders in France or announced to be on the point of the make. They are those of Cannes, Villeneuve-Loubet and Mandelieu-La Napoule, on the French Riviera, in Leucate, near the Spanish border, the town of Sisco, Corsica, Le Touquet, on the Normandy coast, and Oye-Plage, in the north. The mayor of Mandelieu-la-Napoule was the first to take such a step, in July 2013. The others have done over the past few days.
C ‘to them, “their authorities, their families, their personal commitment, professional, social, that they reject this deadly vision of Islam”
in his interview with La Provence , Manuel Valls, however, believes that the issue of burkini does not require modification of existing French legislation. “I do not think we should legislate on the matter: the general regulation of dress requirements can not be a solution,” he said. Manuel Valls called on the other hand the authorities to strictly enforce the law “banning the full veil in public places.” And calls on the authorities of Islam in France to vote in this sense. “Muslim authorities must also condemn the veil, condemn the provocative acts that create the conditions for a confrontation,” he said. Manuel Valls is also for French Muslim citizens. It is to them, “their authorities, their families, their personal commitment, professional, social, that they reject this deadly vision of Islam,” he said.
Attached to both secularism and the freedom of conscience, France, home to the main Muslim community in Europe, estimated at 5 million people, is trying to maintain a balance between these two principles . The burqa is prohibited in the street since 2010 and the Islamic veil is banned in schools, but it is allowed in higher education institutions, frequented by adults.
In this same maintenance, Manuel Valls supports Chevènement, tipped to the Foundation’s management to Islam in France and who advised Monday to Muslims “discretion”, sparking a backlash in the Muslim community. “If we want to build an Islam of France compatible with our values, our freedoms, gender equality, it is necessary that Islam, like other religions have done, accept the discretion in the manifestation of religious beliefs” said the Prime Minister. This discretion “applies to everyone in the same way in the public space, with the same rights and the same duties,” he said.