A secularist mob strives to bring society under its hegemony

The draft law, which started to be discussed in the parliament yesterday in France and whose name was changed as “principles that strengthen the respect for the Republican values” upon the reactions, continues to receive reactions from the intellectuals and politicians in the country on the grounds that it alienates Muslims.

French historian Valentine Zuber and politician Ugo Bernalicis participated in the special publication of the Mediapart newspaper on the principles bill strengthening respect for Republican values ​​with the attempts of two members of the ruling party to prohibit the veiling of girls under 18 in public.

The guests expressed a consensus that the headscarf ban was in conflict with the 1905 secularism law and was polarizing.

The historian Zuber stated that this initiative was an opportunistic approach when the bill against Muslims was on the agenda and said, “We cannot ban religious symbols in the public and in the public. It directly contradicts the great human rights agreement we have signed, freedom of expression, conscience, religion and belief. It is absolutely unreasonable. . ” he spoke.


Pointing out that this mentality is the reflection of an ideology of secularism that neutralizes society and contradicts not only freedom of religion but all freedoms, Zuber stated that this is against freedom of expression and that democracy can be functional as long as different views and approaches exist in public spaces.

Zuber pointed out that a secularist mob is trying to bring society under its hegemony, “If we try to neutralize public spaces, there will be no debate anymore, and democracy cannot survive.” said.

Zuber said that while there are big issues such as the controversial status of French Guiana, Alsace-Moselle regions and the financial support of the state to religious education institutions, especially Christian schools, the society is wanted to deal with issues that will not fill the fig core of the society, and said that certain segments are in the trouble of recruiting a special position for themselves through the religious beliefs of the society.

The presenter of the program, Valentine Oberti, in the election campaign of President Emmanuel Macron in 2018, said, “It is a mistake to expel those who wear scarves from the university, to chase those who wear religious symbols in schools, this struggle is not secularism, but directly trying to intervene in the religion of Islam. I will not allow. ” recalling his speech as follows, he questioned the consistency of this speech with the point reached today.

Zuber also stated that he contradicted himself by keeping secularist and secular names in the cabinet of the French President.


Politician Bernalicis said that the ruling party is today trying to manipulate the agenda with artificial problems.

Referring to the fact that some of the articles that the Macron administration tried to enact were aimed at strengthening the position of the republicans rather than fighting radicalism, Bernalicis said that the government is trying to spread the issues raised by some marginal sections to the general public.

Bernalicis emphasized that Muslims in the country did not have lifestyles that would endanger the values ​​of the society.

Stating that he welcomed the rejection of the request of the French deputy to include the article on the ban on headscarf to the draft law, the principles that strengthen the respect for the Republican values, Bernalicis said, “I would applaud if the reason for rejecting some articles was against the Constitution, but it was rejected on the grounds that it is not directly related to the draft, this is thought-provoking.” He spoke in the form.

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