When the people point out the real problems, the politicians blithely point their accusing finger!
Thus, in a recent poll conducted during the presidential election campaign (Ifop for Global Watch Analysis), 85% of French people expressed the wish to see the “future president” tackle head-on the rise of Islamism and communitarianism by banning Islamist organisations in France linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, Salafism, the Turkish Milli Görüs and other Tablighs.
Beware of polls that seem bent in advance. If there is a lesson to be learned from this French singularity which consists in electing the President of the Republic by universal suffrage, it is this one. These dear ”refractory Gauls” take malicious pleasure in denying predictions, refusing the idea that the media, analysts or polls – these tools for measuring democratic debate, which they moreover love – can ”impose’ ‘ the fatality of an unavoidable electoral scenario.
We, Algerians of immigrant origin or newcomers, Muslims or not, French nationals or not, are happy to live in France. Like all human beings, there are among us decent people, less decent people, believers, Islamists, agnostics, atheists, thieves, secularists, republicans, Christians, executives, rich people, poor people, unemployed people, employers, employees… In short, we are neither angels nor demons, we are normally constituted citizens, like all the others.
I love my parents too much, who gave me a fantastic name, to defend Zemmour’s ban on non-Catholic names. But, if the truth is on his side, on certain issues, I will not hesitate to point it out.
Anyway, one can disagree with him on many political, historical, sociological and philosophical issues… But to say that he knows neither Islam nor Islamism, nor the tumultuous relationship between the two is a joke that nobody laughs at today, except for the ignorant of the Islamic thing and the thurifers of all sides
Last September, the new rector of the Grand Mosque of Paris, Chams-Eddine Hafiz, published a resounding book entitled “Le manifeste contre le terrorisme islamiste”, in which he castigated the supporters of political Islam. He thus established himself as a champion of moderate Islam. No one could have imagined then that, less than three months later, the enlightened rector would make a strange and radical turnaround, to ally himself with the Muslim Brotherhood, the mother house of Islamism, against the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM), led by his rival Mohamed Moussaoui.
What could be more natural than that, at the end of the mandate of a president perceived – rightly or wrongly – as the “president of the rich”, purchasing power should be the primary concern of the French? That the reference to the people should once again become (as it should never have ceased to be) the central theme of political debate?
Should the defence of the “little people” have led to this visceral hatred of the elites? That concern for the “weakest” should give rise to a populist drift whose aim is not to come to the rescue of the “left behind”, but to exploit the crowds distress and feed them resentment, to turn it into a destructive force driven by the vilest impulses: racism, suprematism, xenophobia…
Can God’s laws claim to be above those of man? No! Not in France, in any case! This is true for the secrecy of the confession evoked by Monsignor Eric de Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Bishops’ Conference, as well as for the Islamic Sharia law that the supporters of political Islamism are trying to impose on the country of Voltaire, by means of community separatism and blackmail to Islamophobia.
“May Allah curse France!” headlined the Islamic State’s French-language magazine, Dar al-Islam, a few weeks after the Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Casher shooting. These words, always the same, saturate the atmosphere in the manifestations of anti-French hatred that are regularly unleashed, on any grounds, in the Islamic world. The jihadists massacred in France because France embodies the major resistance to their barbarism.
67 swastikas, discovered on December 28, desecrating the graves of a municipal cemetery in Fontainebleau; a torrent of anti-Semitic insults lashing out against Miss Provence 2020, April Benayoum, for claiming her Israeli ancestry on December 19, when she was elected as Miss France 2021’s first runner-up; anti-Semitic death threats against TV columnist Valérie Benaim on December 29; a delivery man from a big name in the new digital economy, boasting that he does not agree to deliver to Jews, on January 7 in Strasbourg; and to top it all off, an odious letter of anti-Semitic (and homophobic) insults, addressed to the government spokesperson, Gabriel Attal, on January 8… The phenomenon is not new, but in the space of a few weeks, it is a veritable surge of anti-Semitic acts which have descended on France, often in general indifference. And more worrying still, to the old anti-Semitic evil, that of hatred and (in)human stupidity, is added a new anti-Semitism, which tries to cover itself with political justifications, like that of the icon of the Indigènes de la République movement, Houria Bouteldja, justifying the anti-Semitic insults against April Benayoum with a mind-blowing argument according to which “one cannot be innocently Israeli”!