“I see them,” said Mr. Rabeh in an interview.
It grows in another suburb, near Trappes. His father, a Moroccan immigrant, worked for 38 years on the Peugeot assembly lines.
The trade unionist tracts that the latter reported at home unveiled his political conscience. He became a Republican fervent, loyal to the universalist promise. And because he is also a devout Muslim, Mr. Rabeh is, for his partisans, the type of leader he needs to help build an Islam in France.
Aboard Deputy Mayor in charge of youth, Mr. Rabeh reported the mayor last year during an extremely closed vote. It works to increase access to pre-school activities and is recognized for its close cooperation with national authorities to counter the radicalization that pushed 70 Trappes youth, between 2014 and 2016, to join the Islamic State.
The quasi-totality between them has been two, and many single parents are always asking why their sons and daughters are partisans.
These parents are a generation of retired immigrants to affirm their presence in France and to practice their religion, explains Naila Gautier, whose parents came from Tunisia and who lived in Trappes since 1976. Their children undertook their own research ‘identity within a society from which they are rejected, and some parties join the Islamic State, continue it.
“I left a place for a college of children who do not know the story of their parents and their origins and their religion,” he explained. Gautier, who is the founder of an association that advises the families of children in Syria, the Mother of the Heart.
According to the authorities, the networks that recruit other jihadists have been outlawed or have disappeared. The most visible signs of fundamentalism in Trappes are equally blunt, as is the port of integral public voyage, banned in France.