“Be careful not to caricature ourselves! », Urges a right-wing tenor. In the wake of the Islamist attacks of recent weeks, several executives of the Republicans (LR), first and foremost the Niçois Christian Estrosi and Eric Ciotti, have martially proposed “to be exempt from the laws of peace” for the first or to place the individuals listed for radicalization in “French Guantanamo” for the second. Comments calling into question the rule of law which have not gone unnoticed internally, where some fear a “demagogic escalation” on the subject a few weeks before the examination of the future bill devoted to the fight against separatism. “The tone is not the right one. At the end of the endings, we give the impression of being more radical than at the RN! An LR adviser alarmed. A game in reverse with Marine Le Pen who overplayed normalization.
However, while many LR executives admit, a little embarrassed, that they would not have used the term “French Guantanamo” (a reference to the very controversial detention center at the American naval base in Cuba), a large The majority agree that current law and case law no longer allow, according to them, to fight effectively against terrorism. This includes the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), accused of limiting the expulsion of dangerous foreigners, or the Constitutional Council. Which notably censored the Avia law on the criminalization of the consultation of jihadist sites or the anti-terrorism security law which provided for pointing or electronic bracelet measures for terrorists who have finished serving their prison sentence.
The idea of an “anti-terrorist state of necessity”
Hence various LR proposals aiming to reform the Constitution in order, among other things, to be able to establish security detention or immigration ceilings. The only discordant voice on this subject: François Baroin who provided the October 25 in the Sunday Journal that “we must not rush to modify our Basic Law”. On October 19, however, the Senate voted for a LR bill aimed at including in Article 1 of the Constitution that “no individual or group may rely on their origin or religion to exempt themselves from respect for the common rule ”. The text was adopted by 229 votes against… zero. It will probably be put to the vote of the deputies during the next parliamentary niche LR on December 3.
“How do you expect the French to understand that we can suppress their freedom of movement in the fight against Covid and that we cannot avoid a radical imam? », The co-author of the bill, Senator Bruno Retailleau, is irritated.
During a thematic convention devoted to security, on November 17, the Republicans will phosphorate on the creation of a “state of anti-terrorist necessity” which would allow exceptional measures, in particular removals from the national territory, during a given time. “By listening too much to those who want to defend fundamental freedoms, we arrive at a passive complicity with the Islamists who do not care about the rule of law and know how to exploit its flaws,” observes the deputy (related LR) Robin Reda. “But we dance on a volcano, because we remain attached to freedoms. To restrict them too much is precisely the dream of the Islamists ”, warns the same.
“Go off the beaten track”
Robin Reda is part, with twenty LR deputies, of a working group, set up by LR group president Damien Abad and vice-president of the National Assembly Annie Genevard, to work every Wednesday at midday on the bill on separatism. Objective: “to think outside the box” on a subject on which LR has already often expressed himself. “The right cannot reduce this debate to the issue of wearing the veil during school trips and family reunification”, warns Damien Abad. As for the closing of Salafist mosques, often advocated on the right, “it is not possible in practice, it is unconstitutional, warns Eric Diard. What is needed is to shut down those who preach hatred. “
“The challenge for us is also to appease relations between the right and Muslims in France,” adds Robin Reda. Among the avenues for reflection: create a statute for Muslim chaplains in prison or promote the teaching of Arabic from college in a republican school setting. What would constitute a turn of 180 degrees compared to the position of the president of the party Christian Jacob who was said to be “shocked” in the Parisian – Today in France, in tune with many activists, by this idea formulated by Emmanuel Macron . On separatism, the right has not finished looking for the right cursor.
Original article by : www.leparisien.fr