Some 600 university professors are trying to destroy the career of Frederique Vidal because of what they call her “defamation” against them by pointing out that these academics repeatedly refuse to condemn horrific acts of Islamic terrorism while falsely accusing French citizens of persecuting Muslims there.
TOI The French government has recently opened an inquiry into ‘Islamo-leftism’, which it believes is a threat to French society and values. The term “Islamo-leftism” is often used in France to discredit left-wing opponents they accuse of being blind to the dangers of Islamist extremism and overly worried about racism and identity.
“I think that Islamo-leftism is eating away at our society as a whole, and universities are not immune and are part of our society,” said Minister for Higher Education Frederique Vidal.
Vidal also announced that she would order an investigation into the problem of researchers “looking at everything through the prism of wanting to fracture and divide,” which she said included those focused on colonialism and race. Asked to comment further in parliament on Tuesday, Vidal said the investigation would determine “what is academic research and what is activism and opinion.”
Muslim academics and their useful idiots on the Left, are warning that the French government’s recent crackdown on Islamic extremism with new laws targeting radical mosques and extremist imams and Islamic schools is causing an anti-Islam backlash against Muslims.
The comments came amid a divisive debate in France about what President Emmanuel Macron has termed “Islamic separatism,” in which Islamic extremists are said to be flouting French laws in closed-off Muslim communities and fueling terror attacks on French soil. The lower house of parliament just approved a tough draft law recently that will extend the state’s powers to shut down Islamic religious groups judged to be extremist.
In response to Vidal’s comments, the Conference of University Presidents (CPU) issued a statement expressing “its shock at another sterile controversy over the issue of ‘Islamo-leftism’ at university.” Last October, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer had also warned that “Islamo-leftism” was “wreaking havoc” in French academia.
FYI: the “great replacement” theory originated in France.