W24News – Castex promises teachers “stronger response” to threats

POLICY – Prime Minister Jean Castex said he was working on “an even stronger, faster and more effective response strategy when a teacher is threatened ”, In an interview with the JDD two days after the beheading of a teacher

“The state will live up to the commitment (of the teachers) by responding with the greatest firmness to all the enemies of the Republic We will not give up, we will never give up what we are: free and enlightened citizens, in a secular and united Republic, one and indivisible ”, argues the head of government this Sunday, October 18 when a rally must be held. hold Republic Square

On Saturday he brought together the ministers of the interior, national education and justice “to determine an even stronger, faster and more effective response strategy when a teacher is subjected to threats, even insidious” And the government is working “closely with the entire educational community to achieve concrete action as quickly as possible”

Asked by the Sunday Journal about the advisability of studying Muhammad’s cartoons in class, Castex replies that “it is for the teachers to decide, not for the Prime Minister to judge” “But what is certain is that those who pass on knowledge to our children must remain free to do so. This freedom is not negotiable, ”he added.

The teacher beheaded Friday near the college where he taught in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Samuel Paty, had shown caricatures of Muhammad to his studentsHis attacker, killed by police after the attack, was identified as Abdoullakh A, an 18-year-old Chechen Russian, born in Moscow and refugee in France with his family Ten people have been taken into custody since

“The threat has never ceased to be at a very high level in our country, but it has changed in nature: we have gone from a risk to organized and planned terrorist actions outside the territory national risk based more on acts perpetrated often by a single individual, sometimes without any complicity, which makes the detection work of our intelligence services all the more delicate and difficult ”, noted the Prime Minister

“We must strengthen the detection of all weak signals which are warning signs of a possible drift towards radicalization and terrorist violence”, he added. Asked about the bill on separatism to be presented in December to the Council of Ministers, Jean Castex said he “did not exclude” from completing it

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W24News – Castex promises teachers “firmer response” to threats

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