Muslim activists calling themselves the “Hijabeuses” play football in the Luxembourg Gardens opposite the Senate. Paris, January 26, 2022. BERTRAND GUAY/AFP
ANALYSIS – Saying the law does not prohibit being firm and lucid, in particular about wearing the veil.
Will the Council of State ask to rename the Abbé-Deschamps stadium in Auxerre? We are not there yet, but certain parallels drawn by the rapporteur responsible for investigating the issue of wearing the veil on football pitches illustrate the confusion of minds around secularism and community demands.
Thus the wearing of the veil could not be prohibited in a stadium in the name of religious freedom. Moreover, founded by a priest – Abbé Deschamps, who left his name at the stadium of the prefecture of Yonne -, wouldn’t the AJA keep a cross of the Order of Malta in its logo? And don’t some players have the habit of signing themselves on entering the field? We see here the fallacy of the parallel. Who can claim that entering the Abbé-Deschamps stadium means adhering to the catechism of the Catholic Church? But who can believe that wanting to play football wearing a hijab at all costs does not aim to impose a way of being, that we…