Zemmour, the French Jew multiculturalists love to hate

HIs iconoclastic views are the only chance to save France, and that is why he is hated.He is feverish, passionate and intellectually violent, the most controversial, sold and discussed essayst of France.

Giulio Meotti, | updated: 09:04

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The more his books declare that France is dead and will be Islamicized, the higher they rise in the sales rankings. He is public enemy number one, yet his face can be found everywhere, from televisions to newspaper front pages and magazine covers. He is Eric Zemmour, the French Jew multiculturalists love to hate. He is opposite of Bernard-Henri Lévy and Marek Halter, the liberal Jews.

He is feverish, passionate and intellectually violent, the most controversial, sold and discussed essayst of France. The Islamic organizations and the anti-racist Left dragged him to court, the Islamic fundamentalists threatened him with death and forced him to live with police protection after the Charlie Hebdo massacre, while many ministers advised against reading his books.

Born in 1958 and brought up as “a French Jew of Berber origin”, Zemmour has been obsessing the public for years with the "death of father" and the end of a traditional, hierarchical, moral society. He believes that a war is won on the field of ideas. At each of his lectures, he gathers an audience of at least five hundred people who flock to listen to him, alone against everyone, a solitary hero in a France in a stage of  advanced
At each of his lectures, he gathers an audience of at least five hundred people who flock to listen to him, alone against everyone, a solitary hero in a France in a stage of  advanced decomposition.
decomposition.

“The history of France flowed in my veins, filled the air I breathed, forged my dreams; I did not imagine that I was the last generation to grow like this”, he wrote in his book “Destin Français”. France is no longer an empire, it is no longer the cultural center of the world, it no longer assimilates its migrants, it is no longer “the eldest daughter of the Church”. Zemmour hopes to restablish some of that old glory.

His father spoke Arabic in the cafés of Le Goutte d'Or, “I'm not a Jew from France, I'm a French Jew,” he said. He believed France had the duty to assimilate the migrants. Zemmour grew up in Drancy, the Parisian banlieue. From the park where he played soccer with friends to the bar at the corner, everything today looks the same as it was. Only the people have changed. Jews got out, Muslims came in. He is a Republican nationalist, a Jew who exalts the public role of Catholicism, a convinced anti-liberal Bonapartist who would like to see Macron and Maastricht fall and assimilating immigrants, from the first to the last, to the French culture.

He is now under attack from President Emmanuel Macron and Francois Hollande, Prime MInister Edouard Philippe, the entire Left, his own newspaper's desk (Le Figaro), the Muslim organizations, the judges who recently opened a new investigation for “incitement to hatred” and many companies that refuse to advertise before his shows.

In a world without any reference, it is necessary to slow down the march of time, rehabilitate the notions of inheritance and rootedness.

The “peripheral France” venerates him. Meanwhile, Zemmour collects the controversies he sows and wears them as medals torn from conformism.

Instead of rejecting him as the Jewish leadership is doing, French Jewry should embrace him. Zemmour's ideas – no to postmodernism, no to Islamization, no to mass immigration, no to multiculturalism, no to the cultural self destruction – are the last chance to save Europe's largest Jewish community and Europe itself.




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