Writer Ghislain Gilberti and his son were savagely attacked on Saturday by a group of Muslim men shouting “filthy white” allegedly because they are enraged by one of his novels, “Le Festin du Serpent,” about Islamic terrorism and drug dealing.
Breitbart (h/t Susan K) Mr Gilbert and his 12-year-old son were attacked in Belfort, France on Saturday following harassment and attempted break-ins. Though an active (pro-Muslim) so-called “antifascist,” the writer and his family have received death threats from Salafist Muslims displeased that he wrote a fictional thriller about Islamic jihad. “They rang at my door and made death threats against my children and girlfriend, with a Kalashnikov.”
Mr Gilberti said he received blows to his back before being called a “filthy white” by four Muslims aged between 20 and 30 years, who held him down while attacking. The author reported the men also kicked his 12-year-old son in the head and stomach, shouting “it’s the same price for you” and “we don’t forgive, we don’t forget” at his 11-year-old daughter who was also present.
The thriller novelist lost consciousness during the beating and, following the attack, will again request full police protection, Mr Gilberti’s publisher broadcast on Facebook.
L’est Republicain reported that Salafists began threatening the author and his family, and harassing them in their own home following the paperback release of Mr Gilberti’s novel “Le Festin du Serpent” (The Feast of the Snake). The book features a fictional Islamic jihadist group who finance their actions by means of international drug trafficking. The novelist was assigned temporary police protection following incidents in March.
Mr Gilberti said he suspects Muslim critics who denounce his novel as “insulting [their] cause” are unintelligent. He remarked: “The authors of the threats have not read the book, or they have just skim read it. I did not insult Islam in the book. I am rather a defender of all faiths and I combat ‘racist’ (meaning anti-Muslim) acts in an anti-fascist movement.” I get on very well with my neighbors, several of whom are of foreign origin and of Muslim culture.” (A lot of good that did you)