Monday, July 23, 2007

Bouteldja on Dati and Amara


Houria Bouteldja reacts to the appointments of Rachida Dati and Fadela Amara. Watch the video.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

quelle video? ou ca?

no link, moins que je delire.

Unknown said...

Click the link, which will take you to the blog République des Lettres. There you'll see a link to the video.

Anonymous said...

Dear Arthur,

I watched the video and I was very disapointed by the analysis of Ms Bouteldja.
This position which is shared by a lor of left people in France is really dangerous, and the guy who speaks after is totally right stating that what she says is not right. She then tries to speak again without listening to him, that's really amazing.
What's your personal view about it?
Regards,

http://mitterrand.2007.over-blog.com

Unknown said...

Tonton,
I was interested in the video primarily as evidence of a deep split in the Muslim community. Bouteldja is highly critical of Amara and Ni Putes Ni Soumises for portraying Muslim women as the victims of Muslim men. She believes that this is a betrayal of the "community," which ought to remain united against the "outside world" and not make public capital out of its internal divisions. Personally, I disapprove of this position, but I think it is politically important to take its existence into account. Thus, when the Stasi Commission, for example, presents its findings as in part a defense of Muslim women against the authority structure of their own community, and does so in the name of the Republic, I think it risks alienating an important segment of Muslim opinion. The "dangers" of which you speak exist on both sides. To be sure, the anger, alienation, and "communitarian" antirepublicanism that drive Bouteldja need to be confronted, but it would be a mistake for the Republic to overreact and attempt to achieve by fiat a cultural transformation that takes subtlety, tact, and time. As you yourself once said Tonton (borrowing from Cervantes), "il faut laisser le temps au temps."

Unknown said...

I should add that I posted the link because Houria Bouteldja is a personality new to me and clearly something of une force de la Nature as a media presence. The emergence of such impassioned voices is always worth noticing.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot for this "éclaircissement" Arthur, it is really appreciated. I understand better now why you pointed this interview out.
I see personally no betrayal in Fedala Amara acts and I think that she needed courage to do what she did!
On a slightly different tone, there was an interesting comment recently on Sylvain Attal's blog called "terrorisme : la vérité d'un repenti et quand Blair se décide à parler vrai" :
http://sylvainattal.blogspot.com
This "parler-vrai" is also needed in France!!

Kindest regards,
http://mitterrand.2007.over-blog.com

Unknown said...

Apparently the video link does not appear in Internet Explorer. I use Firefox, which works.