Paris: Islamists walk free, a Jewish philosopher fears leaving home
Paris: Islamists walk free, a Jewish philosopher fears leaving home

Famed French-Jewish philosopher, Alain Finkielkraut, is now afraid to leave his home. At a recent rally in Paris, the Jewish intellectual was approached by some of the marchers, who yelled at him: “F*** off, you dirty piece of s*** Zionist”. Another one, a Salafist, shouted: “France belongs to us! You racist! You hater! You’re going to die!” 

“I was curious to see the procession, so I came outside,” Finkielkraut said during a recent talk before members of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jews. “I was shocked by how quickly I was recognized.”

It was not the first time. In 2016, Finkielkraut was violently ejected from a public gathering in Paris. He was heckled by protesters shouting “fascist” and “racist” at a rally organized by the Nuit Debout, or White Night.

A Salafist shouted at him: “France belongs to us! You racist! You hater! You’re going to die!”
When the world-renowned intellectual and philosopher Finkielkraut gave his last lesson at the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique of Paris, at his arrival a group of students “entarté” him, throwing cakes at him. 

Last April, Finkielkraut appeared at the Sciences Po university in Paris, holding his conference under heavy security.

In another previous video, Finkielkraut is filmed walking near the Seine. From the other side of the river, a person yells at him “s***”!"

And many from the French Left blamed the Jewish philosopher himself. “Alain Finkielkraut spread hatred in France, against young people in the suburbs, against Muslims, against national education,” tweeted Thomas Guénolé, a political scientist close to leftist leader Jean-Luc Mélenchon. The lawyer close to former president Hollande, Jean-Pierre Mignard, said that “Finkielkraut is an apologist for the conflict.”

Finkielkraut is not the first public intellectual fearing for his life in France.  After addressing the question of Islamic intimidation in a newspaper article in Le Figaro, Robert Redeker became a ghost with no public address and protected by the police. Eric Zemmour, another Jewish conservative intellectual, is also protected by the police.

There are an estimated 15,000 Salafists among France's seven million Muslims. Their preachers call for a civil war. Islamists are free to openly incite their communities against France, where today many things are disappearing: thousands of Jews and all Jewish symbols from many cities and banlieue, subjects such as the Crusades and Holocaust at public schools, women from certain Islamicized cafes, cartoonists after the massacre at Charlie Hebdo and now Finkielkraut fearing for his life.

In a recent essay, Michel Gurfinkiel described the “the passing of France as a distinct country, or at least as the Western, Judeo-Christian nation it had hitherto been presumed to be. Regarding France in 2019, it can no longer be denied that a momentous and hazardous transformation, a 'Great Switch', is in the making”. It is the Islamization of the French public sphere.