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Teacher assassinated: what if we made Samuel Paty enter the Pantheon?

This Sunday, politicians will join rallies in tribute to Samuel Paty, the professor assassinated on Friday in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine (Yvelines), across France. Good but insufficient for the boss of deputies LR Damien Abad. “The necessary gatherings and tributes are no longer enough,” he says. In addition to substantive proposals that he intends to bring to fight against Islamism, especially at school, he wants to pantheonize the teacher. “You have to take a strong symbolic act. This professor is not a simple victim of terrorism but a martyr of the Republic ”, explains to the Parisian elected representative of Ain.

“Show that the Republic stands upright”

If he makes this proposal, it is because the president of the LR group in the National Assembly considers that two fundamental freedoms have been targeted in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine: “the freedom of expression and the freedom to teach”. “The school is the armed wing of the Republic,” he adds. But why did you think of the Pantheon? “It is the republican temple, the place of collective memory par excellence,” Damien Abad develops. However, the terrorists wanted to behead the Republic. You have to show that she is standing. It goes beyond the very person of Samuel Paty. “

For the time being, Damien Abad has not yet spoken about his proposal to other right-wing officials and is putting it in the public debate in his own name. If he sees that it arouses interest, he plans to take up the pen and address himself more formally to the President of the Republic.

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