France Embroiled in Free Speech Row After Islamophobic TV Presenter Is Sacked

Dan Bloom, Daily Mail, December 22, 2014

France is engulfed in a free speech row after a TV commentator was sacked for appearing to suggest all 5million of the country’s Muslims should be deported to prevent civil war.

The comments by Éric Zemmour, who has previously been convicted of inciting racial hatred, prompted outrage and led to him being dropped from an 11-year stint on a chat show.

But many sprang to the best-selling author’s defence including the far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen, who declared the move ‘loathsome censorship’.

Mr Zemmour’s interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera went largely unnoticed on the other side of the Alps for more than a month after it appeared in October.

It sparked a public debate, however, after the comments were picked up by former French education minister Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

Although the original interview has been deleted from Corriere della Sera’s website, it was copied and translated several times by people on both sides of France’s political divide.

In the interview Mr Zemmour said Muslims ‘live among themselves’ in suburbs which French people have been forced to leave, according to one of his supporters.

The interviewer then asked: ‘Then what are you suggesting? To deport 5million French Muslims?’

Mr Zemmour is said to have replied: ‘I know it’s unrealistic, but history is often surprising.

‘Who would have thought in 1940 that a million pieds-noirs [Europeans living in North Africa], twenty years later, would have left Algeria to return to France?

‘Or that after the war five or six million Germans would leave Central-Eastern Europe where they had lived for centuries?’

The interviewer protested that Mr Zemmour was ‘speaking of exoduses triggered by immense tragedies’, to which he replied: ‘I think we are heading for chaos.

‘This situation of a people inside a people, of Muslims inside French people, will lead us to civil war.

‘Millions of people live here in France and refuse to live in the French manner.’

The controversy sparked a Twitter campaign with the hashtag #ZemmourDeporteMoi–Zemmour would deport me–and outrage among leading French politicians.

France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve wrote: ‘I am committed to the fight against racism & anti-Semitism to preserve the republican pact and guarantee of our living together #Zemmour’.

Bruno Le Roux, the leader of the Socialist Party in France’s national assembly, said Mr Zemmour’s inspiration appeared to date back to thinking from the Second World War.

‘It’s time for TV shows and newspaper columns to cease harbouring such statements,’ he wrote on his blog. ‘Islamophobia is racism and is not part of the Republic.’

Others–including the journalist himself–hit back at what they described as politically-correct censorship.

On Friday the iTELE channel, where Mr Zemmour has made a regular appearance on a debating show since 2003, said it had cancelled the latest episode and he would no longer appear.

The channel’s director Céline Pigalle told French newspaper Le Figaro, for which Mr Zemmour is also a columnist: ‘We are very careful to respect freedom of expression.’

She said the channel had hosted the controversial journalist for more than a decade ‘so that his ideas are taken into account, contradicted and discussed’.

But she added: ‘Now it seems that it is he who sets the rules and what we are talking. It was less and less the feeling that we can debate.

‘The dialogue has become increasingly difficult, if not impossible.’

France’s population of 5million Muslims is the largest of any country in Europe, and France also has the largest Jewish diaspora on the continent.

Mr Zemmour’s parents were Jewish Berbers who emigrated from Algeria in the 1950s.

His book The French Suicide, which argues France’s identity is being destroyed by factors including immigration, homosexuality and feminism, has sold more than 250,000 copies.

In 2011 he was convicted of inciting racial hatred in France after telling a chat show most drug dealers were ‘blacks and Arabs. That’s a fact’.

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  • LHathaway

    Can I get disability having been labeled an islamophob? Either I am an Islamophob or I am not. If I am official an Islamophob (especially for this guy fired from his job) this means I have a mental disability. Having such a condition qualifies me for disability. Or are some mental conditions now more equal than others.

  • DaveMed

    ‘Islamophobia is racism and is not part of the Republic.’
    ______________________________________________________

    Islam is a race?

    Did this guy advance beyond 2nd grade?

    • Sparky

      No, Islam is not a race but its practitioners do have a race and overwhelmingly they ain’t white. There is a common habit among some to associate Islam with OTWs (other than whites).

      • jayvbellis

        In the. Middle East and Turkey, Iran, the Whiter you are, the more anti Islam you are.

        Only true Whites in the world who went Muslim were Bosnian Serbs and they are consider traitors to Serbia/Europe for simply collaborating with Turk occupies. Same happens now when Whites kidnapped by ISIS convert to Islam in failed attempts not to get their heads cut off.

    • Garrett Brown

      Most Muslims are Arab or Negro. Those two parties will make anything “racist”.

    • eldoradocreekskipper

      So true. Probably most of the Muslims in France are Algerians, and other North African Muslims of Arabic and Berber descent as well as Turks but a lot of Muslims are Black, Turkic peoples, or Indonesian, too. Most of us have no beef with Christian Arabs and Berbers who stay in their own countries. For that matter, we probably have no beef with Muslims who stay in their own countries and don’t bother us. We may be Islamo-realists but what harm are they when they stay in their own countries, go to their own universities, and mind their own darn business. Unfortunately, that will never happen. Muslims are an extremely violent and murderous bunch of busybodies and control freaks.

      • benvad

        They have carte Blanche to dictate how societies are run according to their trashy book.

  • France is engulfed in a free speech row after a TV commentator was sacked for appearing to suggest all 5million of the country’s Muslims should be deported to prevent civil war.

    He’s wrong. All five million of the country’s Muslims should be deported because France is for the French.

    France pour les Français.

    • See The Future

      Can we get a million white French to march in Paris?

      • Anna Tree

        I am crossing my fingers to see a French PEGIDA demonstration soon. Followed by more of the same in every European and white country.

    • Anna Tree

      I started as a islamocritic and became a race realist. I wish Zemmour and many like him the same.

      When one starts questioning and researching the dogmas of today, one discovers a lot of lies. If enough freethinker, brave and honest, one ends agreeing with Philippe Rushton, Jared Taylor and others truth seekers.

      So yes, the hope is to prevent a civil war (although I think the goal is to win the civil war, by rallying most people to the New Resistance): in the discussions about French identity and about freedom of speech that will ensue, it is not only the islam issue that will be examined. Any cries about the emperor’s clothes paves the way to more denouncement of political correctness, diversity, feminism, globalism, blind faith etc.

      Ibn Warraq “The final battle will not necessarily be between Islam and the West, but between those who value freedom and those who don’t”

    • Sick of it

      “France pour les Français.”

      That would exclude a lot of non-muslim “French” people as well. Which would suit me fine, but maybe not them. Many ethnic groups, including a variety of white ethnic groups, currently live in France.

      • Anna Tree

        Eventually, this should happen: although guests, even family, are welcomed, you don’t want them to stay forever, unless you want, as there is an advantage for you and you are in control.

        ….
        The diversity of the Whites should be preserved in my opinion too. That diversity is also the fruit of evolution and history, and also beautiful and rich and we should preserve it. I believe Germany is for Germans and Spain if for Spaniards etc Now it’s about defining who is French, British etc… I hope a group of scientists, historians, philosophers in each country will get to this, after political correctness and freedom of discourse is back.

        Ethnicity also have evolved differently in response to separation, environment, adaptations and mutations, eventually each of us will be better off in the area (or similar area) where his ancestors are from. The diet, the climate, the altitude etc should give one the best advantage in health, survival, comfort etc I think this could be the best for our race and the individuals, re. strength, longevity, healthiest progeniture and so our gene future.

        Maybe x% or so (95%?) Italian ancestry people stay or could/should go back to Italy, 95% or so German ancestry to Germany, English to England, French to France etc. While mixed European-only ancestry could/should remain or move to Canada, US, New Zealand and Australia.
        I would say this could reverse some of the dysgenic that has been going
        on, maybe beside some voluntary eugenics a la Prof. James Dewey Watson: in each European country for a generation or two, those with more mixed DNA (I am talking about European-only) would do up to 2 kids while those with less would do more children. Hopefully no caste, please.

        • Sick of it

          It is both difficult and easy to define who belongs to which nation.

          Part of the process would include determining the traditional contributors to a society, which would exclude many people who had lived in, say, France or Germany for many centuries.

          Some of them were even there before the Goths (or even the Celts) settled in the area, yet they do not really contribute to society (except as manual labor or the criminal element).

          Many nations in Europe could strive to recreate their old Nordic or Celtic-Nordic population (Or Nordic-Alpine or RN/WN if you will). Same re: Mediterraneans. But, again, that would exclude folks who have miniscule admixture (both with foreign races and with other white types) and sometimes from thousands of years in the past. I haven’t even touched on culture or religion and both are very important foundations of any nation.

          In the end, it would be up to the people of the nation to determine who belongs in their country and I’m afraid that Democracy would prevent them from rebuilding their essential national character (by blood, culture, or religion). And that’s assuming that the obvious foreigners are expelled immediately.

          Of course, I believe this is all a part of the plan. One man, one vote has had nothing but a dysgenic effect. It has eroded the traditions, morals, aesthetics, etc. of every white nation. Groups which were once small in number have proliferated, while the former majority has stagnated (again, just talking about various white groups in each nation). Modern society (via economic pressures) selects for the liar, the thief, the whore, the criminal in general. And guess what they will vote for?

      • Tostig FitzHerbert

        There have been many different ethnic groups from continental Europe who have moved to England. Not in great numbers I have to say. They looked like us, they now speak like us and they live like us, and now, of course, they are us. You cannot recognize them now, as being different. Long live England.

    • benvad

      Africans & Mulattos also.

    • NoMosqueHere

      Unfortunately, many white christians are converts to islam. So, the issue is not one of race but rather culture. And islamic culture is antithetical to western values.

  • Sparky

    This is a righteous Jew and I don’t care what anyone says. This man, and others like him, has my respect. That’s my $.02. Keep the change.

    • jayvbellis

      We have lots and lots of positive Jewish people on our side he in the USA and in Europe, Israel.

      Unfortunately they do not own Hollywood studios or the Washington Post. Our experience welcoming supposedly New Conservative Jews, Neo Conservative Jews in to USConservative think tanks, publications like National Review was terrible.

      They took over most everything, purged all the Whites that were for immigration control and those who wrote about the cultural wars on Christmas.

      Neo Conservatives pushed the 3 polices of destruction for our civilization:

      1) invade the world for Israel
      2) invite the world to the USA
      3) in hoc to the world to pay for 1 and 2

      Any White Conservative who opposes any part of this program is a terrible RACIST, NAZI, HATER and wil be purged from society, confined to an outcaste life.

      • Sick of it

        By the way, Zemmour is most likely NOT an Ashkenazi Jew, considering his origin. The vast majority of “Jews” in this country are Ashkenazi Jews. Continue to look upon them in a neutral light and they will laugh as they slaughter your children before your eyes, like their brothers did in Russia.

  • Truthseeker

    I have no doubt that when civil war does break out, they’ll apologize to Mr. Zemmour. Because our elites are all about honesty and fairness.

    • See The Future

      The elites will be hiding in their closets shivering in fear.

      • sulbernick

        No. Hopefully they’ll be swinging from the end of a rope.

    • Sick of it

      The elites will be arming and training the muslims so that they will kill the French. Yes folks, this is the truth that your socialist leaders will never tell you – They want to put an end to white people.

  • Publius Pompilius Quietus

    If this were Soviet-style censorship, where the government forced this fellow out, then the case would be easy to repudiate; a few Western diplomats might even denounce it. But,
    instead, this is a more dangerous type of censorship. People censor without the help of the
    government nowadays.

  • superlloyd

    Fired for telling the truth. This is the only offence which will get you fired in today’s PC appeasing world.

    • withcaution

      The truth has never been popular. One would always have been fired and ostracized for telling the truth that religions are simple fantasies adhered to by weak minds.

      • UncleSham

        There are two known ways to control the behavior of large human populations to the point of creating enough social conformity for civilization to be possible:

        A) Religion
        B) Brutal Police State

        Those who attempt to do away with option A are advocating for option B, whether they realize it or not.

        • withcaution

          You’re missing lies, propaganda, wealth redistribution, guilt, peer pressure…

          • UncleSham

            All of the things you mentioned are attributes of either religions or police-states and I have taken them into account. My point is that if human behavior is not controlled by a belief in some sort of religion then it will end up being controlled by organized violence. Religion and government are the two main categories of tools humans use to avoid chaos. We need religion to have a moral society because human populations are not capable of coming to the proper conclusions about acceptable behavior on a strictly rational basis.

            Also, when I am referring to religion as an alternative to violence as a means of social control, I mostly just mean Christianity, although some Eastern religions have the same effect in a different way.

  • Steve_in_Vermont

    The problems in France, and other European countries, have been set in motion and there is probably little anyone can do to prevent future conflicts. The histories of these countries will be just that, history. The future is being written as we speak, for better for worse, but it will look nothing like the past (and perhaps the same can be said of us).

    • Sick of it

      The demographic and genetic changes in just the past few generations is astonishing. It portends a horrifying future.

  • Ed

    I was thinking the other day the French will move to deport their Muslims. Things are coming to a boil over there. I give it 10 years.

    • Cid Campeador

      We need to do likewise here along with a repatriation program for Afro-Americans who hate the US.

      • Bill Moore

        Hello Cid Campeodor,

        Africans to Africa,
        Bill Moore

      • Ed

        That won’t happen.

      • Sick of it

        The easiest program of expulsion would be to remove certain populations to parts of Latin America, being that it is right next door. That IS very doable. Quite a few of the people complaining about us might actually prefer the lifestyle there.

    • Sloppo

      I voted up just because I like to think you could possibly be right. I hope you are.

    • KenelmDigby

      The politicians would rather deport the ethnic French and keep the Muslims.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Obama and his anti-American, anti-Christian colleagues are working hard to convince the sheep to suspend the First Amendment in particular; along with the rest of the Constitution.

    Unless Americans resist, what is now seem in France will be here.

    • Bobbala

      You’re a couple of months slow …

  • Bobbala

    If you’re not islamophobic, they’re not doing it right.

  • Northern American-Nationalist

    This guy shows that “Jews” tend to be radicals even when their right.

  • ViktorNN

    Well, regardless of the identity of the source, at least the subject is being broached. The French people need to start talking about this subject, and with urgency. The clock is ticking. In less than 50 years the minority will be nearing majority status. With political power gone, war will be the only recourse and it will be a very difficult fight at that point.

  • sulbernick

    We have the European Union to thank for the coming (un)civil war in Europe. The EU sponsored the Muslim invasion of Europe as a means of weakening the nation state by diluting indigenous populations. Somewhat paradoxically the EU’s action is helping foster an ‘us’ and ‘them’ mentality throughout Europe – ‘them’ being Muslims (and other third world interlopers) and ‘us’ being Europeans.

  • Michael North

    Geert Willders is right. Islam is an ideology passing as a religion. Most Muslims don’t know that, but most Muslims are just like everybody else – not very intelligent, taking their attitudes from their cultural milieu and only engaging in sustained thought when there is no alternative. But the penalty for breaking rank is rather more serious than losing one’s TV slot.

  • jayvbellis

    “France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve wrote: ‘I am committed to the fight against racism & anti-Semitism to preserve the republican pact and guarantee of our living together #Zemmour’.”

    The cultural Marxists usually push this lying spin that they are opposing evil racism and anti semitism when they champion the cause of Islam Conquering Europe.

    Islam isn’t a race and opposing radical Islam, barbaric , backward Islamic culture has noting to do with anti semitism, Jew hatred.

    Just try to write a letter to a European newspaper opposing Muslims for bombing Jewish shops, the usual liars will scream that you are racist and anti Semite.

  • Michael North

    I can remember when the French were really French. That was why they were hated, while everybody loved France. I knew they were on the way down the toilet when Eurodisney opened; the main appeal of France (even to Americans) had been its rejection of cocacoloniasation. Once Florida was accepted, why not the wogs?

  • jayvbellis

    McCain and Boehner simply go with the flow, do what the big $ donors like Sheldon Adelson want, which is 1 2 3.

    There are so many Conservative traitors to our people from open borders loon libertarians, to Christian Zionists.

    How insane is that for the United States to launch $ trillion wars in Iraq against secular Arab regimes and not, NOT use the US military to guard our Southern Border against the third World immigration from hell?

    Imagine anyone in Israel suggesting the IDF not be used for Israeil National Defense, instead it should be used everywhere in the world to spread Democracy. imagining anyone in the Israeli Knesset arguing for open borders immigration in to Israel – granting birth right Israeli citizenship to the children of Islamic terrorists.

    Simply impossible. Yet, in the USA it happens every day.

    • withcaution

      I don’t know any open border libertarians as I myself am very much a closed border libertarian just like the borders of my property are closed the interlopers. Unfortunately, republicans, will continue to vote for the same party that’s given them disastrous results for many decades. The Republican Party doesn’t have any definable policy, that’s why It’s been able to be (and will always be) reinterpreted so broadly by so many. At least a libertarian philosophy keeps the government as small as possible thereby reducing the attractiveness of the huge social safety net that so many Third World are scum for.

      • jayvbellis

        Don’t know any open borders libertarians…

        Didn’t read the Wall Street Journal July 4th editorials:

        “There shall be open borders”

        • UncleSham

          It is common knowledge that the Wall Street Journal supports open borders, but what does that have to do with Libertarians? The WSJ is more of a neoconservative publication than anything else.

  • eldoradocreekskipper

    Of course he was sacked, he got to the crux of the matter, he told the truth. That is not allowed.

  • eldoradocreekskipper

    A phobia is an unreasonable fear. Islam and Muslims are a true, real, and very dangerous threat to freedom and life itself. Therefore, there is no such thing as “Islamophobia.”

  • benvad

    He’s a standup kind of guy.

  • benvad

    He saw what they did to his parents once the Algerians were given independence.

  • kikz2

    get a grip! they play in the same sandbox, and are paid to ‘go w/the flow’.

    have you never investigated the names in even just the last 3-4 administrations alone? many are even dual nationals….. hell, they’re all potential dual nationals. get real. i won’t do your research for you, but out of their own mouths.. just peruse the jewish encyclopedia. jews hold offices/positions in numbers that vastly outstrip their percentage of the American population, and of course, their first and foremost concern…is it good for the jews?

  • Da Troof

    “In 2011 he was convicted of inciting racial hatred in France after telling a chat show most drug dealers were ‘blacks and Arabs. That’s a fact’.”

    Jesus.

  • jayvbellis

    Forget about trying immigration loons for treason. The highest courts are now dominated by cultural Marxist lesbians of the tribe – Elena Kagin.

    Our side always insists that we can appeal to…

    The Law, some Constitution.

    Rhodesia Zimbabwe supposedly had a good constitution, protected White farmer’s land rights – lot of good it did them.

  • UncleSham

    The most famous Libertarian in the country is Ron Paul. He never supported open borders, abortion or government issued gay marriage licenses. You can pretend that all Libertarians agree on every single issue if you so wish, but that is not reality. A recent Libertarian candidate for Congress from my state supported deporting every illegal immigrant in the country. I am not aware of any recent Republican or Democrat candidates for office that took as tough of a stance on borders and immigration.

  • UncleSham

    Ron Paul suggests a guest worker program in this video, not granting illegal immigrants citizenship. His argument is that the current border policy encourages Mexicans who only want to work here seasonally to stay in the United States and become illegal immigrants because they are afraid to get caught recrossing the border every year. We could theoretically have White people pick all of our produce, but that would involve raising wages and passing on the costs to the consumer. Groceries are expensive enough as it is.

    Most people who support smaller government do so not out of allegiance to ideology, but because it works. Can you see that, or is our massive federal bureaucracy still not big enough for you?

    • jayvbellis

      Can the Amren community study this comment? Can we see that the enemy is in our home White people like this traitorous Libertarian loon here who really do want tens of millions of low wage, 3rd world agricultural workers flooding in year after year after year for ever.

      This Libertarian loon writes:

      ” We could theoretically have White people pick all of our produce, but that would involve raising wages and passing on the costs to the consumer. Groceries are expensive enough as it is”

      So you see, he wants cheap groceries , if the price to pay is California once the White golden state going down to El Salvadoran M13 Amer Indian hell, he’ll just move and still support open borders immigration, because he likes..

      Cheap groceries
      Cheap hamburgers

      Most of all he really likes, wants to exploit cheap labor, Neo slave labor and he also insists that these tens of millions of 3rd world NW workers are happy slaves, all they want to do is work for us.

      Same was once said about Black slaves in the South – happy slaves with lives better than in Black Africa.

      And there is no use trying to use reason with these traitorous open border Libertarian loons. The only thing that works is brutal force, letting nature have nature’s revenge.

      Consider yourself cursed A$&&&.

      May you soon be stricken with Ebola, go hug a third world low wage slave, may you soon be caught in a flash mob , teen children of once happy, low wage workers.

      • What cheap food? Even with zillions of legal and illegal Hispanic immigrants here, our food isn’t cheap. That’s because the market price for food doesn’t hinge much on the cost of agricultural stoop labor. Furthermore, all the Hispanics with EBT cards actually increases the cost of food by increasing demand. The big beneficiary in this equation is agribusiness.

        Lots of studies have shown that if all agricultural stoop labor were paid in such a way that they would be square with the Davis-Bacon Act, the marginal increase in the price of food at the final retail stage (grocery store, farmers market, etc) would almost be imperceptible.

        Whether or not Ron Paul wanted to give formal citizenship to these people doesn’t really matter, because a non-citizen can do 99% of that which a citizen can do.

      • UncleSham

        All the worst atrocities throughout history were committed by White people. The only solution is to ending oppression all around the world is to exterminate all Whites. You have discovered my true feeling jayvbellis. How clever you are.

        • jayvbellis

          Can the mods please ban this troll UncleSham?

  • Fr. John+

    ‘Then what are you suggesting? To deport 5 million French Muslims?’”

    1) Simple solution to a complex problem.
    2) They are not, and never will be, Frenchmen.
    3) See #1.

    Revenons a nos moutons….