who is Sefen Guez Guez, “the Islamists’ lawyer”?

In April 2013, Sefen Guez Guez, 24, had been a lawyer for less than three months when one of his first files propelled him into the spotlight: at the time, the Muslim association Fraternité Montrouge was fighting, with the support of the parish priest, against the closure of his premises – a garage transformed into a crowded prayer room -, decided by an order from Mayor Jean-Loup Metton (UDI) under “urban planning and safety rules “. Against the background of a demonstration bringing together nearly 800 people behind the slogan “Touch not my mosque”, Maître Guez Guez, quoted by the news channels and by the press, will denounce in his pleading “a serious and manifestly illegal attack on the fundamental freedoms of assembly and worship”.

Dismissed at first instance, he initiated a second procedure and obtained in court the rental of a communal hall during the month of Ramadan, refused until then by the mayor in the name of the “principle of secularism”. This coup de brilliance earned him a reputation in the “musulmosphere” which would grow. One question remains: why was this lawyer, just registered with the Nice bar, chosen by an Islamic association in Hauts-de-Seine to represent it? ” Common Relationships », he explains. Without saying a word about his Muslim faith, he emphasizes: “It often works like that when you’re a lawyer! » With one nuance: here, these “relationships” are part of a community logic. Opportunism of a young lawyer in search of fees or the beginning of political engagement in a black dress?

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