Jordan Bardella and those close to him took things seriously. The president of the National Rally (RN) organized this Monday, December 4, a press conference entitled “Terrorism, Islamism: when will the response be?” , less than 48 hours after the knife attack in Paris, which left one dead on Saturday.
The day before, in Florence in Italy, on the sidelines of the major meeting of European nationalists in which he was participating, Jordan Bardella had announced that he wanted to “relaunch the debate on preventive detention”. This Monday, at the RN headquarters, he pleaded for “systematic security detention for cases linked to terrorism”. A reference to the system which allows defendants who have served their sentence but whose dangerousness is considered significant to be placed in a medical-judicial center.
A measure which appears in Marine Le Pen's presidential program. The leader of the RN deputies, interviewed on France Bleu, for her part suggested “stripping their nationality and expelling those who have committed terrorist acts or those who are radicalized”. Does this mean that the president of the RN wants “lifetime” retention? Answer from the person concerned: “Why not”. “From the moment you plot an attack against France, that you sleep the rest of your life in prison, I find that perfectly healthy and perfectly normal,” he argued.
Jordan Bardella took the opportunity to demand - again - the resignation of Gérald Darmanin. “We have an Islamist attack every three days (...) When we have an assessment like that, we leave, we put our apron back on.” Arrested after the attack which left one dead and two injured, Armand Rajabpour-Miyandoab, a 26-year-old Franco-Iranian, was listed for Islamist radicalization and subject to a treatment order involving strict psychiatric monitoring.
Asked about the remarks of the Minister of the Interior, referring to a “psychiatric failure” in the follow-up of the terrorist of the Bir-Hakeim bridge, the president of the RN retorted: “no psychiatric failure” but “a political failure of Gérald Darmanin ".