Adama Traoré died four years ago after an arrest. He is called the "French George Floyd," since both he and Floyd died after they tried to protest that they were no longer able to breathe during the arrest. "Je ne peux plus respirer." Activists therefore denounce a "racist crime" that unites Minneapolis and the Val d’Oise.
“Racial war has threatened America from the beginning,” Eric Zemmour writes in Le Figaro. “With an obstinate suicidal will, our elites imported it to our soil (i.e.France) through decades of incredible immigration from our former colonies, without fear either of the alienation of their strange, peculiar cultures which were hardly assimilatable, or of the resentment of those we formerly had colonized. We are paying today - and we will pay even more tomorrow - for such blindness dressed in the garb of humanism and generosity.”
Who is behind the protests that have filled the center of Paris in recent days? People like the Seine-Saint-Denis Department MEP representing left-wing populist political party France Insoumise, Éric Coquerel.
There is the Paris-Banlieue Anti-fascist action, an ultra-leftist group. There are Adama's brothers and sisters, sons of the polygamous father's marriages with four women. Almamy Kanouté, creator of the anti-negrophobia brigade and member of the Nation of Islam, is considered a gray eminence of the committee which oversees all the media interventions. He joined the current of Black Lives Matter activists, represented in France by Amal Bentounsi. Kanouté has ties to the Salafist movement.
Then there is Samir Elyes, founder of the Movement for Immigration and the Suburbs (Mib). There are pro-Palestinian militants like Hocine R.; Abderaouf A. of the Salafist movement. Also Madjid Messaoudène, a representative elected in the overwhelmingly Muslim majority department of Saint-Denis, organizer of a "famous march against Islamophobia."
The "Adama committee" established contacts with high profile politicians.
It is a coalition of France’s internal enemies: Islamists, activists of the lost banlieue, leftist politicians, anti-Zionists.
Whites against blacks, police against "neighborhoods," communitarianism against secularism, class struggle replaced by racial struggle. They enjoy the favor of the media, whose exposure is a source of power, influence and visibility.
And these "state martyrs" are all the more visible as other victims are invisible, those abandoned by French anti-racism such as Sarah Halimi, Mireille Knoll, Ilan Halimi, guilty of having the double stigma of being white and Jews, the French victims of that same multiculturalism defended in the name of justice and equality in these days of protests.
Not only that. Anti-racist organizations are now busy suing and demonizing French Jewish journalists and essaysts who have been critical of multiculturalism: historian Georges Bensoussan, journalist Eric Zemmour, philosopher Alain Finkielkraut.
Paul-François Paoli, in "Pour en finir avec l'idéologie antiraciste" explained that French anti-racism, born of noble principles, has evolved into an "ideology that threatens freedom of expression."
And it is more than that. In Paris, antiracists cried “sale Juif”- Dirty Jews. Translated here for the media: So-called antiracists are the worst racists of all.
Giulio Meotti, an Italian journalist with Il Foglio, writes a twice-weekly column for Arutz Sheva. In addition to books in Italian, he is the author of the book "A New Shoah", that researched the personal stories of Israel's terror victims, published by Encounter and of "The Vatican Against Israel:J'accuse" published by Mantua Books.. His writing has appeared in publications, such as the Wall Street Journal, Frontpage and Commentary.