“To attack the community shelves of supermarkets is to move away from the source of the tragedy” explains Loïc Kervran



The deputy LREM of Cher published on Twitter an analysis of the political and media communication around the attack which cost the life of Samuel Paty. The tone adopted, that of returning to reason, won the support of Internet users. Loïc Kervran has chosen appeasement.

He is still surprised himself. Loïc Kervran usually maintains a rather confidential audience on Twitter. However, in a month of time, the deputy LREM of Cher has aroused the attention and gratitude of thousands of Internet users. Unusual, for a parliamentarian. Even more unusual when the parliamentarian in question speaks first about the veil, then about the offensive Islamist who claimed the life of Professor Samuel Paty on October 16.

“I am struck by a form of collective loss of political and media coolness following the Conflans attack”, wrote Loïc Kervran on October 20. Like the rest of the thread * (series of tweets), the subject will be without agitation and without resentment. “I don’t feel alone, but, clearly, I’m not into the most common thing” weighs the chosen one. Behind the appeasement he wants to bring, there is first of all competence.

Intelligence, “it is the opposite of confusion and amalgam “

Member of the Defense Committee, Loïc Kervran is also part of the Intelligence delegation. He was also rapporteur for the fact-finding mission on the evaluation of the law of 24 July 2015 on intelligence and the fight against terrorism.. “I have a point of view where I try, beyond the emotion I feel like everyone else, to think in terms of efficiency. And I notice that there is a lot of debate where the we have completely lost sight of that “, he regrets.

“Intelligence is a profession, and there are people who do it very well. More than 30 attempted attacks have been foiled since the start of this legislature. Intelligence is the search for a needle in a haystack. To hinder a planned violent act is the opposite of confusion and amalgamation, he pleads. If we start to say that everything is equal, that a halal ray feeds a communitarianism which itself would fuel a terrorist act, we lose sight of both effectiveness, and living it together ”

These comments are essentially those of Gérald Darmanin, Minister of the Interior chosen by the party in power, to which Loïc Kervran belongs. Calling for appeasement, and regularly sharing tweets from a man considered by many to be the buldozer of the government, isn’t that a bit contradictory?

Here again, the member calms things down. “I am careful about the comments that are relayed because I do not ignore the difficulty, in the current world, of always having to completely control his word. He is also a very good Minister of the Interior for many police officers and gendarmes, who needed to have a minister who understands them, who spends time with them. After that, we have differences on certain things … “

A country that holds together

The living together that the minister attacks, it is however the other battle horse of the threads of Loïc Kervran. On September 22, he had notably shared the text of the journalist and writer Nassira El Moaddem, from Romorantin, dedicated to his mother who wears the headscarf.

“I also have as a concern that our country holds all together, in its diversity, and that each one is free to live there his religion when it is registered in the laws of the Republic. However, there, we have a lot of statements that go far beyond. The veil is the same thing. If all veiled women were terrorists, or if all terrorists were veiled women, it would be known. Sometimes we marginalize and hurt people who live their religion very quietly. ”

With his voice quiet, the member takes the time to find his words. For him, these words in the public sphere are a way of acting in his soul and conscience. Even if, at his place, we will probably not reserve the best reception. “You understand that, electorally, it has zero interest for me. It’s … It’s not the fashionable positioning, is it appropriate when offered the formulation. I have one of the largest constituencies in France, extremely rural, it can be complicated to hold a nuanced discourse on these issues. Perhaps some, on the contrary, express themselves for electoral reasons. “

The difference with part of his constituency is perhaps due to his knowledge of Lebanon, of which he also chairs the friendship group with France, at the National Assembly. “It is a country where, after a civil war in the 80s, religions rub shoulders on a daily basis. I also lived in London, worked in an Anglo-Saxon company … There is less tension on these subjects. No doubt all of this contributed to my perception of things. “

Fight against terrorism: do not confuse everything

The tension, in the logic of Kervran, is what prevents us collectively from looking for solutions. While we tackle “community departments” supermarkets, at home school or anonymity on social networks, we are moving away from the source of the tragedy. “Especially since real questions are being asked here about the Conflans attack and how we could have avoided it” considers the elected representative of Cher.

What will be the line of conduct of the elected when these crucial questions reach the hemicycle? Nuance, efficiency, he claims. “I believe that we must fight against political Islam, which has a project for a society that is not ours. But we must not confuse the fight against non-violent political Islam with Salafism, which itself is a violent project. The tools will not be the same. The fight against terrorism, in the code of internal security, is a very precise aim which gives extraordinary powers, very detrimental to public freedoms as we understand them. ‘ordinary. It gives you the power to put a camera in your home, listen to your telephone conversations, watch everything you consult on the internet, follow you … I think you have to be attentive to the words you employ and not put everything under the same hat. “



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