It’s an open secret: Edouard Philippe, the unrecognizable former Prime Minister of the conquering Macronie, the one who seized power in 2017, is eyeing the Elysian throne with covetousness…
And to satisfy his supreme ambitions, the man who certain oracles of Parisianism already predict will be the favorite in the next presidential election, in 2027, is heading to the right! Like Sarkozy before him, with the same big clogs, Edouard Philippe, the former lieutenant of Alain Juppé, will not take long to poach on the lands of the hard right and the extreme right.
In his latest work “Des places qui dit”, from which it emerges that Islam is both a French obsession and a lucrative business, the defector from the UMP dares to advocate differentiated treatment for France’s second religion, by writing that it may be necessary to plan “a right and an organization specific to Muslims”. Better yet, in a recent interview with France-Interhe pushed the envelope to the point of calling into question the law of 1905, however sacred, believing that it “may not be able to deal with the specificity of Islam”, and advocated a form of arrangement.
While the crucial deadline of 2027 belongs to the future for the overwhelming majority of French citizens, it literally obsesses Edouard Philippe who, like his main rivals, including the fiery Marine Le Pen, has written it in bold his diary.
His resounding positions on Islam did not fail to raise an outcry among many French academics and human rights activists. The former Prime Minister, who once again became a simple mayor of Le Havre, who dreams of a great destiny, has done well!
Because, as highlighted in the column published on L’Obs “ Fear of Islam, how far will they dare to go? : “ This is the first time that a political leader at this level has explicitly considered differentiated treatment of religions and such a brutal challenge to the law of 1905. It is these two fundamental principles that Edouard Philippe is attacking.e “.
“ This is, in complete break with the law of 1905, a desire for control of a religion by public power and therefore the end of the separation between religion and politics, since those in power would have the possibility, in the words of Edouard Philippe, to have their say on the organization of Muslim worship. It is also a break in the equal treatment of religions since Islam would be treated differently », disapprove in substance of the intellectuals co-signatories of the text written by Pierre Khalfa (economist, Copernic Foundation).
“ This position reminds us of another: the refusal of the governments of the time and the colonial authorities to apply the 1905 law in the colonies, and in particular in Algeria, despite the request of Muslim leaders. “, they recall, adding that “ the colonial authorities preferred, in fact, to maintain close control over all those who were subject to the code of nativeness, to such an extent that the term Muslim took on, at the time, an ethnic connotation. “.
To read on L’Obs : “ Fear of Islam, how far will they dare to go?