This week’s guest is Rachida Dati mayor of the 7th arrondissement of Paris and former minister of justice in the era of the French Nicolas Sarkozy. Dati believes that taking the citizenship from people born in France is a decision that does not match with the French values and institutions and more importantly, it is not consistent with the Constitution. As for the state of emergency declared by the French government, it is consistent with the Constitution and can be invoked when the country is facing dangers threatening the interests of the state and it is exceptional. She added that “those who have resorted to terrorism are often people who were marginalized or have suffered from discrimination or inequality, while others are looking for a cause that will enable them to become champions.” Despite all that, Rachida Dati does not exclude the possibility that one day, a French citizen of Moroccan origins becomes the French president.
Point of Order is a live, weekly socio-political hard-talk show. Its guests have included figures such as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, French philosopher and author Bernard-Henri Lévy and the president of the Iraqi Kurdistan region Masoud Barzani. The show, presented by Hasan Muawad, is known for its bold questions and sometimes controversial guests and discussions.