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Weekend Reads Macron and Islamist terrorism: such a heavy silence

16:40  28 september  2020
16:40  28 september  2020 Source:   nouvelobs.com

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Decidedly, our president is an unpredictable man. While France is, once again, the victim of an Islamist attack, a terrorist of Pakistani origin, an "ordinary" madman of God, at least influenced by the monster demonstrations in his country of origin calling for murder on our soil after the republication of the cartoons of "Charlie Hebdo", the Head of State teaches the Lebanese leaders a lesson, with disconcerting aplomb.

Let's call this posture an incongruity, to put it mildly. So what is Emmanuel Macron doing in the Lebanese nest, a country subjected for decades to the absolute power of confession, to that, above all, of Hezbollah, almost official appendix of Iran? Why, in the midst of the rise of the Covid-19 epidemic in France, when the French are under the brunt of new restrictions, go and throw themselves into the cobweb of the country of the Cedars? Obviously, what had to happen happened. The political parties involved are screaming at interference, on the theme "Who does he think he is?" ". Hezbollah, wrath slung over his shoulder, calls out to him and warns "He must not think he is stronger than he is". Beginning of threat? Terrible paradox: the apostle of secularism in Beirut, plays the dead when French journalists are attacked with butcher's paper in front of the former premises of "Charlie Hebdo" .

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Some would say that he is preparing an "appropriate" response, that he does not want to react in a rush and that the French are asking for action on these highly sensitive issues, not side effects. Of course, no one wants to see a president playing the bullshit in the midst of the trial of the 2015 attacks, but his absence raises questions. Why cry wolf in Beirut, a capital bruised by religious violence, and go into penance in Paris, a city also martyred, victim of the hatred of fundamentalist Islamists? And the French worried about wondering. This president who, at the start of his five-year term, wanted at all costs to quietly calm the tensions on the rise of Salafist activists in our territory, hoping that business would settle down and that good economic results would solve the problem, now finds himself summoned not to drag his feet.

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The arrest of the former Socialist Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, frenzied and tempestuous defender of secularism, summoning Macron to stop playing ostriches, is a sign that there is an urgent need to clarify the presidential statement. And no longer beat around the bush. Tearing the concept of separatism out of his hat, the tenant of the Elysee Palace was obviously seeking to get around the obstacle, to skew, so as not to attack political Islamism head-on. Fear of violence in the suburbs? New attacks that would weaken it before 2022? Without a doubt. But, alas, this is not the time for small political calculations. François Hollande, rather discreet since leaving the Elysee Palace, broke his silence and called on the country to come together in the face of terrorist danger. The former president therefore occupied land deserted by his successor. Little revenge?

The fact that the two statesmen who lived through the horrors of 2015, the massacres of “Charlie Hebdo”, of the Hyper Cacher de Montrouge, of the terraces and of the Bataclan, take to the front line almost instead of a president busy giving lessons in democracy to political personnel in Lebanon is not necessarily a good sign. It is not certain that our diplomacy gained any points there. To paraphrase General de Gaulle, should we go to "the East complicated with simple ideas", as the head of state recklessly did? The answer is kind of in the question: no, of course. Before playing General Lafayette among the Levantines, there is a double emergency in our territory, health and security. A few words from the first of our leaders would not be unnecessary. Not to speak indiscriminately does not mean to be silent…

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