Emmanuel Macron assured that he “wouldn’t let something go” on the query of sporting the abaya or the qamis in school. These conventional garments will likely be banned from the beginning of the varsity yr, to combat towards assaults on secularism. Visitor of Europe 1, Sonia Backès, the Secretary of State accountable for Citizenship, recalled it: the younger ladies who current themselves in abaya “is not going to return”.
The federal government “is not going to let something go”, assured Emmanuel Macron on Friday. From Monday, the day of the brand new faculty yr, the abaya and the qamis will likely be prohibited in faculties. The measure, taken by the Minister of Nationwide Schooling Gabriel Attal, goals to combat towards assaults on secularism in faculties. Visitor of Europe 1, Sonia Backès, the Secretary of State accountable for Citizenship, returned to this topic, and affirmed that “the legislation shouldn’t be a non secular signal in school due to this fact [les jeunes filles qui portent l’abaya] received’t come again”.
Nonetheless, the Secretary of State for Citizenship acknowledges that the implementation of this measure will likely be roughly troublesome to implement relying on the institutions. “We should arrange ourselves in order that it’s not potential for these non secular symbols to return” to highschool. “Now we have locations the place it’s not an issue and others the place we have now as much as 150 younger ladies going to highschool day-after-day in abaya,” says Sonia Backès.
A “check of the Republic”
“So there are institutions the place principals can simply open up a dialogue to clarify to younger ladies that they’ll now not match of their abayas and to younger boys that they’ll now not slot in qamis, and different locations the place we can have dozens of younger individuals who will arrive in abayas or qamis.” Assist will due to this fact be provided to heads of institutions to assist them implement this measure. “The Minister of Nationwide Schooling has arrange groups in faculties in problem, groups which can be known as ‘worth of the Republic’. These are groups that present coaching in secularism, to allow guarantee this dialogue”, she explains.
Particularly since, in line with the Secretary of State, the beginning of the varsity yr might be disrupted in sure institutions. “There have been intelligence notes which present that on social networks, Islamist networks are pushing to power their method via, typically even providing cash.” For Sonia Backès, it is a “check of the Republic”: “These networks try to display that the legal guidelines of faith are superior to these of the Republic” however “the President of the Republic mentioned it, we ‘is not going to let something go’: the legal guidelines of the Republic are secularism in school”, she concludes on the microphone of Europe 1.