Monday, April 4, 2016

Valls: Salafism is “winning the ideological and cultural battle” of Islam in France – Le Figaro

Guest of “Startle”, the Prime Minister held that “the veil (was) not a fashion item, (but) a control of the woman”, referring to the controversy over Islamic outfits sold by some brands.

He has, as a usual, not mince words. Invited to close the day of conferences and debates on “Islam and the populist recovery in Europe”, organized by the Forum “The Startle” in partnership with the Figaro, Manuel Valls has shown a firm and aggressive face. Speaking for more than an hour at a moderate chat by journalist Olivier Mazerolle and moderated by the writer Olivier Guez, the professor Barbara Lefebvre and Soudjay Hakim, a young Comorian origin who is nine months’ service civic, Prime Minister reviewed the various ills that fracture French society.

“The debate (should) not just be between Islam and society, but even within Islam.”

in his sights including “Salafism, which can lead to radical Islamism and terrorism.” “The second feed mainly the first, and we must combat Salafism as it flourished in our neighborhoods and has become an important part of the youth,” insisted the head of government, to the applause of a packed Déjazet Theatre (Paris, third district). “The Salafists are today represent 1% of Muslims in our country, their message, their messages on social networks are the only ones we hear and are heard more young people,” he deplored . “There is a form of active minority, groups (Salafists), which are winning the ideological and cultural battle” of Islam in France. Regretting that almost all the attacks in recent years to do “in the name of Islam,” Manuel Valls said that “the debate (was) not just be between Islam and society, but on the even within Islam. “

However, if he has time explaining considered terrorism returned in short to apologize, Manuel Valls recently reviewed its position and sought to understand what pushing many young French to switch to radicalization. “France has need of transcendence and an ideal to offer as to why people choose totalitarianism are not necessarily related to poverty, exclusion or lack of consideration,” said he estimated . “The role of politics is to create the link between individual and collective inspiration inspiration,” he hoped.

“There is a cultural problem in its broadest sense: it dropped the battles for the Republic and secularism.”

About the more alarmist Manuel Valls has high combat “identity” at the forefront of its priorities, the judging ‘essential’. “There is a cultural problem in its broadest sense: it dropped the battles for the Republic and secularism,” has he worried, citing 1989 and the episode of Creil, where three schoolgirls were referred for refusing to remove their headscarves in school. “The choice that was made at the time by the Government and the Council of State (who both found the attitude of girls as compatible with secularism, Ed) indicated a path that seemed to me and m ‘appears still as dangerous, “if he recalled, lamenting a” acceptance of differences that led to reverse the Republic. ” Given this situation, the head of government has rightly urged “not to look the other way” and wished to recall that he had been among the only ones in his camp to pass the law banning the burqa in public spaces, adopted in 2010.

Welcoming the decision, Manuel Valls has also hinted he might want to take the next step. Commenting on the headscarf at university, as well as the controversy arose from the decision of some ready-to-wear brands to market Islamic outfits, the Prime Minister held that “the veil (was) not a fashion item, (but) a control of the woman. ” Joining hint the position of the Minister of Women’s Rights, Laurence Rossignol, is voluntarily remained ambiguous and did not say if he was targeting only the niqab (full veil) or if the attack was also the hijab (headscarf .)

Ultimate announcement, last but not least, the Prime Minister told that face an unprecedented terrorist threat, the country would “have to maintain and massively increase the budgets for security and justice while doubtless the years. ” This promise is in the footsteps of the televised speech of Francois Hollande who said on March 30, have “reached a billion euros for the security of the French” in the wake of the attacks of 13 November. Above all, it reinforces the Minister of Justice, Jean-Jacques Urvoas, which continues to move publicly for the finances of his ministry and recently hired a showdown with Bercy on it.

“not much has been done to respond to the terrorist threat, considerable resources in men, women, new technologies, means of production, are deployed. And it will go on, go on for several years, “he finally listed, conceding that such output could have a” dismal “effect on his audience. It did, apparently, not the case Monday night with an audience pumped that approved almost all the phrases and proposals Manuel Valls.


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