French author, polemicist, and anti-liberal philosopher, Eric Zemmour, has drawn a parallel between “Islamo-Leftists” and Communists, asserting that the former have substituted their arch nemesis, the bourgeois, with White people – whom they would like to see replaced by the “Muslim proletariat” as the new revolutionary base.
REMIX News Zemmour, one of the preeminent thinkers on the French right, contends that the new political alliance formed between Islamists and leftists, called Islamo-leftism in France, is nothing less than the communist movement of the 21st century, the political magazine Valeurs Actuelles reports.
French philosopher Pascal Bruckner has described Islamo-leftism as “the fusion between the atheist Far-Left and religious radicalism”. For Bruckner, many on the far-left aim to use Islamic extremism as a “battering ram” to take down capitalism and cancel individual rights. On the other hand, Bruckner asserts that Islamic extremists — purely as a tactical means to carry out their true goal of instituting an Islamic totalitarian theocratic government — pretend like they’ve joined the ranks of the Left in its opposition to capitalism and racism.
During an interview segment on television program Face à l’Info, Zemmour, among other things, explained and defended the use of the term “Islamo-leftism”, describing it as “the conviction that Muslims, the Muslim proletariat, will replace the traditional workers’ proletariat, the French, of yesteryear and that will be the new revolutionary base”.
Zemmour then cited three main similarities shared by the 20th century communists and the Islamo-leftists of today. First, he said, a victim group must be designated. For the communists it was the workers. For the today’s Islamo-leftists, however, victim groups are immigrants, Muslims, and even women.
“Today, we ask White men to put one knee to the ground for the crimes of their ancestors, which are eternal, inexpiable, exactly as the bourgeois or traitors to the communist cause were made to do in order to atone for their crime,” Zemmour said.
Recently in France, the term Islamo-leftism is not exclusively used by right-wing figures like Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour, but also by liberals and globalists like philosopher Bernard Henri-Levy, and prominent ministers in President Emmanuel Macron’s government.
Earlier this year, in mid-February, French Minister of Higher Education Frederique Vidal warned about the spread of Islamo-leftism in the country’s academic institutions, saying: “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.”
For her comments, the French minister was lambasted by the French as well as the left-wing press. Days later, Bernard Henri-Levy penned an editorial in the French weekly political magazine Le Point, where he defended Vidal’s statements, warning that the ideology which unites the far-left and Islamic extremism is replacing the anti-totalitarian and progressive tendencies normally associated with the left, with ideas that are backward, anti-feminist, and obscurantist.
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Zemmour is the author of The French Suicide and is known for his strong opposition against continued immigration to France. In a previous interview, he compared immigration in his country to a “demographic tsunami” and said he believes current immigration and integration policies have failed.
As long as the Muslim minority in France is unwilling to accept the rules of the majority, the educational system will not able to integrate them, influential French philosopher and author Éric Zemmour said in a political talk show on French news channel CNews.
The fundamental problem is not about education but that this is a war of civilizations. You have people who consider that there is a Muslim civilization to which they belong and they are not part of the French nation,” Zemmour said. “It is that simple.”
In April 2020, a Muslim man stalked, harassed and spit on French conservative journalist and essayist Éric Zemmour while he was walking alone on the streets of Paris in a video allegedly posted by the perpetrator on Snapchat on April 30.
The man, who looks to have Middle Eastern or North African appearance, follows Zemmour and threatens him several times in the video. The suspect currently remains unidentified. Later, the man films himself facing the camera and claims that he spit on Zemmour despite coronavirus restrictions being in place against the spread of disease.
In the video, Zemmour does not react and continues to walk away from the assailant.
A video of the incident has been viewed over 300,000 times. The Twitter user who posted it said, “Eric Zemmour assaulted in the street by a gangster Arab-Maghrebian. Lamentable episode that fully validates [Zemmour’s] opinions: We must expel criminal aliens as well as those who have dual nationality.”
Eric #Zemmour agressé en pleine rue par une #racaille arabo-maghrébine.
Episode lamentable qui valide totalement son discours: Il nous faut expulser les étrangers criminels ainsi que ceux qui possèdent la double-nationalité. pic.twitter.com/6jq9AaPKDm
— Napoléon (@tprincedelamour) April 30, 2020
“You have seen the latest opinion poll, according to which 75% of [Muslims] over the age of 25 think that Sharia law should apply to them rather than law of the [French] republic,” Zemmour said. “This is a very simple issue: There are people who prefer not to be subject to national law, but instead to Sharia law.”
He added that because the Muslim minority will not accept French norms, “living together does not work, there are limits to it.”
“The fundamental problem is this: When you have a minority coming from outside, they assimilate the rules of the majority,” he said. “When the people from the outside become the majority, it is over: Assimilation is no longer possible.
During the program “Cà vous” broadcast on September 6, 2016 on France 5, Eric Zemmour said that Muslims should be given “the choice between Islam and France”. According to him, France has lived “for thirty years an invasion“, and to add that, “in countless French suburbs where many young girls are veiled”, would play a “fight to Islamize a territory”, “a jihad”.