The government is expected to act against the Islamist movement since the beheading of Samuel Paty last Friday. This Friday, at the end of a Defense Council, the Prime Minister announced “the strengthening of the protection of civil servants and public officials by penalizing those who put pressure on them, as happened in Conflans Sainte-Honorine” , as well as the “possibility of sanctioning those who put online personal information endangering the life of others”, as was the case for Samuel Paty.
These measures must come “to complete” the bill strengthening secularism and the fight against separatism, of which Emmanuel Macron had outlined the main lines in early October in Mureaux (Yvelines), and which must be presented to the Council of Ministers on December 9.
“The monitoring of social networks and online hate will be intensified,” also announced Jean Castex. “The Pharos platform will be strengthened without delay, and a specialized pole will be created within the Paris prosecutor’s office to improve its efficiency.”
Since the assassination of the teacher in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Emmanuel Macron has made this file his absolute priority. As early as Sunday evening, the president had convened a Defense Council where he had given the green light to a vast police operation against radicalized circles, which led the following day to dozens of arrests and checks.
The President of the Republic had also asked the Ministers of Justice, of the Interior and of Education to reflect on measures which could “enrich or improve” or even “complete” the bill.
The government, which has already announced the closure of the Pantin mosque, and the dissolution of the Cheickh Yassine collective, created by Abdelhakim Sefrioui, a radical Islamist activist currently in custody in the investigation into the attack, is also under the control. pressure from the right-wing and far-right opposition, which multiplies the proposals to fight against radical Islam.
“123 home visits have been decided and 56 have already been carried out”, also announced the Prime Minister on Friday. “1,279 reports to the Pharos platform, a specialized service responsible for collecting illegal reports on the Internet, led to 27 arrests,” he added.
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