As one of the most controversial public figures in France, famous for his politically incorrect and provocative, highly conservative and anti-liberal positions, Eric Zemmour, of Jewish-Algerian background, has been at the center of numerous controversies and was convicted a few years ago for
‘racial’ anti-Muslim discrimination. Yet he continues to speak out against the Islamic threat despite the risks to his freedom.
The Rebel Zemmour was fined and told he may no longer speak in public about matters concerning Islam because of what he said in a September 2016 TV interview. was sentenced to a 5,000 euro fine for incitement to hatred for anti-Muslim remarks held in the program “C to you” on September 6, 2016.
During the broadcast, he had in particular considered that it was necessary to give the Muslims “the choice between Islam and France”. He had also argued that “all Muslims, whether they say it or not,” regarded the jihadists as “good Muslims.”
Zemmour in 2010 said most drug dealers in France were of African or Arab Muslim descent and that employers therefore had a right to reject job seekers from those ethnicities. He was convicted of hate speech for these assertions.
Kafkadesk Despised by some, who accuse him of spreading hate, promoting discrimination and fostering racism, Zemmour is also hailed by others for allegedly “speaking the truths” that political correctness is trying to gloss over or silence.
His latest controversy originated from his claim that the name of Hapsatou Sy, a French journalist of Senegalese descent, was “an insult to France” and that the names of Christian saints should be the only ones allowed.
Debating on French television on a wide range of issues, including recent developments in Central European countries, controversial polemicist and journalist Eric Zemmour sang Poland and Hungary’s praises, arguing that their hardline immigration policies should serve as “models” and that other countries have a lot of lessons to learn from them.
“Traumatized by three centuries of Islamic occupation”, Hungarians simply “don’t want Islam” in their country, he replied. “They’re not closed countries”, he commented – citing Poland’s attempts to facilitate the arrival and long-term stay of Ukrainian workers – they only “want to protect their genius, their way of life” from Muslim migrants. Poland and Hungary don’t want anything to do with our “multi-cultural societies”, not only are they “completely right”, but they should be “proud” of what they’re doing.
WashingtonPost These days, he is preaching about French decline, as he did in his 2014 bestseller, “French Suicide.” But in a new bestseller published last month, “French Destiny,” he also blends unapologetic Islamophobia with once unimaginable historical revisionism.
“Today, we live in a de facto colonization from the populations that come from the south of the Mediterranean and who impose — through numbers and, sometimes, with violence — a de facto sharia,” Zemmour said in an interview at Le Figaro’s Paris headquarters.
He anticipates a “new civil war” between “those who do not wish to abandon the identity of France, which is to say its Christian, and white, identity,” and those who accept “the Islamization of France.”
Meanwhile, he blames contemporary anti-Semitism entirely on Arab Muslims. “It’s simple, if I dare to say it,” he told The Washington Post. “Anti-Semitism was reborn in France with the arrival of the populations from Muslim territories, where anti-Semitism — if you like — is cultural.”