The Minister of Justice Nicole Belloubet regrets on Saturday February 8 in a forum in the World her " inaccurate " remarks on criticism of religion, which caused an uproar and resulted in her being accused of poorly understanding the law or of justifying the blasphemy offense.
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The controversy was part of the minister's statements on the Mila affair, named after this 16-year-old girl who was threatened with death on social media after comments hostile to Islam.
" In a democracy, the threat of death is unacceptable (...). The insult to religion is obviously an attack on freedom of conscience, it's serious, but it has nothing to do with the threat (of death, note), "said Nicole Belloubet on January 29 on Europe 1. " I had an expression which was not only awkward, which is regrettable, but especially inaccurate ", comments on Saturday the minister, in this forum intended to " speak again in a more posed way " and to expose his vision of defending secularism in France. “ The insult to religion fortunately does not exist in our Republic. Only the insults done to others are repressed because of their membership of a determined religion ”, underlines the minister.
“ The Mila case brought to light the issue of the right to profanity. This right exists. In our country, everyone is free to blaspheme. This is obvious , ”she adds. " France is not a land of fatwas, " she also said, after having stressed that " in matters of secularism, there are no possible accommodations. It's a block. Unalterable. Non-negotiable. Vital ”.
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