"We (...) urgently ask the French government and the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron, to publicly condemn the aggression of which this woman was victim in front of her own son", indicates a tribune published by 90 personalities in Le Monde dated Wednesday.
This comes after the "aggression" of which was victim a veiled woman, taken to party by a RN elected while accompanying a school trip to the Regional Council of Burgundy-Franche Comté.
The collective, which includes actors such as Omar Sy and Marina Fois, as well as several researchers and sociologists, also calls for "forcefully saying that Muslim women, wearing headscarves or not, and Muslims in general have all their place in our society "and" to refuse that our fellow Muslims are stuck, stigmatized, denounced for the simple practice of their religion ".
Jean-Michel Blanquer targeted ...
On Friday, Julien Odoul, member of the national office of the National Rally (RN), had asked that a mother of a student who accompanied an exit to the regional council of Bourgogne-Franche-Comté withdraws its veil. The elected officials of the RN had then left the room, before denouncing an "Islamist provocation".
In their gallery, the 90 personalities denounce the "hatred" and the "incredible violence" of this scene that has been filmed and extensively commented on social networks.
They also deplore the reaction of the Minister of Education Jean-Michel Blanquer who "certainly condemned" but "still said 'the veil is not desirable in our society'". "Is not this the very illustration of a stigmatization assumed to the highest level?" Asks the collective.
... just like Christophe Castaner
The group also condemns the words of the Minister of the Interior Christophe Castaner who listed, after the attack on the police headquarters in Paris, "the regular and ostentatious practice of prayer," and the exacerbated practice of religion in Ramadan 'as so many' signs of radicalization 'to report, while it is neither more nor less than religious conduct quite commonplace among practicing Muslims.
"How long are we going to accept that secularism, the foundation of our Republic, is instrumentalized on the basis of a segregationist, racist, xenophobic, mortiferous vision of our society?" Asks the tribune.
The collective also brings together directors, including Céline Sciamma, journalists, sportsmen, the founding members of Zebda (Hakim and Mustapha Amokrane) or the rapper Nekfeu.