French National Assembly Backs Law to Combat Islamist Extremism
It bans so-called “virginity certificates” provided by some doctors for traditional religious marriages, and demands respect for the equality of men and women. Condensing terrorism has become a crime that could lead to a ban on the closure of public office.
In the article prompting the most contentious debate and more than 400 proposed amendments, it imposes severe limitations on home-schooling without a restriction as originally proposed. Educating children at home is seen by the government as a source of “separatism”, which undermines French values, as well as a means for conservative Muslim families that they see young girls as corrupting influences .
The bill was originally called the “anti-isolationism” law, which underscores Mr. Macron’s conviction that every citizen “must respect the rules of the republic because he is a citizen before he is a believer or an unbeliever.” ” It does not mention Islam or Islamism, which is the source of anger of right-wing parties.
“The target missed because it is not named,” Rep. Senator Philip Bass of the Republic told Le Figaro. “The goal is Islamism aimed at enforcing its totalitarian law on the law of the republic.”
The Socialist Party has eliminated the choice of safeguards rather than widely expanded social programs to counter the rise of extremism in depressed suburbs where good schools and job opportunities are few.
For Ms. Le Pen’s national rally, formerly the National Front, the law proved problematic. A handful of its representatives approved some articles in the final vote and removed others for not going too far. Ms Le Pen is maneuvering to submit more for an election next year with polls suggesting she will reach the second round race and may even be elected.
His efforts were not advanced, however, by a weak performance in an argument last week with Gerald Darmanin, the hard-line interior minister who caught him wildly misconstruing the figures and suggesting he had softened. “You need to take vitamins again, you are not too hard, I guess,” he said, as he looked on in painful sorrow, attempting to clarify that Islamism, the ideology that caused He is disgusting, nothing to do with. Islam, religion, with which he had no quarrel.