MP Daniel Grenon (RN-Yonne) #racist lemonde.fr

The far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party could have done without yet another blunder concerning dual nationals. While party leader Jordan Bardella portrayed himself as the representative of a "true republican front" in the newspaper Le Figaro on Tuesday, July 2, loyal readers of the regional paper L'Yonne républicaine discovered a completely different tone. The Burgundy newspaper had published the transcript of a debate pitting RN incumbent MP Daniel Grenon, who came out on top in the first round of the legislative elections with 40.4% of the vote, against Florence Loury, a Green candidate for the left-wing Nouveau Front Populaire (NFP)[…]The two candidates are set to face off against each other in a duel for the Yonne department's 1st constituency, in the second round on Sunday, July 7. The debate had been held at the newspaper's headquarters in the city of Auxerre the day before

According to the newspaper founded just after France's liberation from Nazi rule, Grenon defended Bardella's promise to ban French people with dual nationality from holding strategic government positions. But he went further: "Some North Africans came to power in 2016, these people have no place in high places." The blatantly racist and discriminatory remark sparked instant backlash. "No one will be able to say they didn't know," Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti warned in a post on X

This infringement of the principles of the French Republic came just a few days after RN candidate Roger Chudeau thrust the measure, which far-right leader Marine Le Pen's party had been trying not to mention openly, back into the spotlight. On Thursday, June 27, the former education inspector had asserted on the news channel BFM-TV that members of the government could not be dual nationals, targeting former education minister Najat Vallaud-Belkacem – who is French-Moroccan. "Ministerial positions must be held by Franco-French people, period" he asserted, alleging "a problem of dual loyalty"

Vladimir Putin #conspiracy lemonde.fr

President Vladimir Putin on Monday, March 25, acknowledged for the first time that "radical Islamists" were behind last week's attack on a concert hall outside Moscow, but suggested they were linked to Ukraine somehow, in a possible bid to limit the responsibility of the Russian security services

In his latest comments on the attack on Monday, Putin acknowledged that Islamists had carried out the attack: "We know that the crime was committed by the hands of radical Islamists, whose ideology the Islamic world itself has been fighting for centuries," Putin said in a televised meeting

But the Russian leader said "many questions" remained unanswered, including why the attackers tried to flee to Ukraine – a claim that Kyiv has rejected. "Of course, it is necessary to answer the question, why after committing the crime the terrorists tried to go to Ukraine? Who was waiting for them there?" Putin asked

"The US […] is trying to convince its satellites that there is not a Kyiv trace in the act of terror and that members of ISIS carried out the attack," Putin earlier told a security meeting. "This atrocity may be just a link in a whole series of attempts by those who have been at war with our country since 2014," he said, referring to Ukraine and its allies

IS claimed the attack Friday evening on the Crocus City Hall concert venue on the outskirts of Moscow that left at least 139 people dead, with Western governments also saying the extremist group appeared to be responsible

"We know who carried out the attack. We want to know who the mastermind was," said Putin, repeating the allegation that the perpetrators tried to flee to Ukraine after the attack

Département d’Éveil Racial du Peuple ("People's Department of Racial Awakening") - Démocratie participative ("Participatory Democracy") #racist #homophobia #transphobia #conspiracy #wingnut lemonde.fr

At dusk on Friday, December 8, almost 200 people gathered on Quissac's market square to take part in the "Republican rally" called by Michel Sala. The radical left MP from southern France sought to react quickly to the distribution of neo-Nazi leaflets in this small town some 40 kilometers from Nîmes. The town's mayor, Serge Cathala, did not attend the demonstration

According to the gendarmerie, some 50 anti-Semitic and homophobic leaflets featuring swastikas and Third Reich eagles were dropped in the mailboxes of two of the town's housing estates in late November and early December. "White man, are you tired of seeing the Jews destroy your country through immigration, pedo-LGBT degeneration and war? Join us in re-establishing the white race's dominance in Europe," said the message signed by the Département d’Éveil Racial du Peuple (People's Department of Racial Awakening). A QR code and an internet address led to the website Dempart (for démocratie participative, participatory democracy), which detailed the next steps: "Copy your leaflets (black and white) in computer stores (pay in cash). (…) At night (ideally, from 1 am to 3 am). Never in your town…"

These posters were similar to those found in May in La Neuville-Chant-d'Oisel (Normandy), near Rouen, where three men aged 22 to 25 were given suspended prison sentences on December 5 for "public condoning of crime" and "incitement to hatred." An investigation was opened in southern France. Sala and the Communist Party's departmental federation referred the case to the Nîmes public prosecutor, Cécile Gensac

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Pierre Hillard #fundie #wingnut lemonde.fr

Gérald Darmanin said on social media, that he had asked the ministry "to proceed to the dissolution" of the party, "firmly" condemning anti-Semitic remarks made during its summer seminar last month

At that meeting, on July 30, polemicist Pierre Hillard told his audience that, before the French Revolution of 1789, Jews and other religious minorities could not become French citizens because they were "heretics." Hillard said that "maybe we should go back to how things were before 1789"

Several politicians and Jewish organizations quickly condemned the remarks[…]
Civitas, which claims to have 165,000 members, is an organization of ultra-traditionalist Catholics. It was recognized as having political party status in 2016 and has been receiving public financing thanks to that decision

Civitas backed far-right figure Eric Zemmour in last year's presidential election, fought against the legalization of same-sex marriage in 2013 and is staunchly anti-immigration. Its members also sometimes disrupt public events when they involve non-heterosexual performers, and the party is the target of sexual discrimination complaints over alleged homophobia

Michel Houellebecq #racist #wingnut lemonde.fr

Michel Houellebecq is familiar with controversy. His novels paint a dark and cutting portrait of French society. His characters' antifeminism and the outright rejection of Islam portrayed in Soumission (Submission, 2015) could be considered artistic license[…]In a recent special issue of the journal Front Populaire, he openly shares his observations on France's social and political situation[…]
This shift further and further right appears all the more sincere because the writer expresses himself in a two-way, friendly interview with the founder of this publication, Michel Onfray – who is also obsessed by "the fall of Christianity" and the idea that the French, by cultivating a "self-loathing," are complicit in losing their identity

Houellebecq is adamant throughout the discussion: France is lost, its decline is inescapable, and the fault lies with a modernity "which generates its own destruction." The "Great Replacement", he says, "is not a theory, it is a fact." There is no conspiracy orchestrated by the elite, he says, but there is a "transfer" of people from Africa, where the birth rate is high. This supposed overflow spills into Europe because "no one controls anything on immigration". "What we can already see is that people are arming themselves," continues the author. "There will be acts of resistance," he predicts, including "reverse Bataclan" attacks aimed at mosques as well as "cafés popular with Muslims"[…]For the moment, says Houellebecq, the French just want "the Muslims (…) to stop robbing and assaulting them"
According to Houellebecq, there has been no national reaction because France continues to "tow behind the United States" and is content with importing the "woke" movement. Faced with this subservience and with the many "collaborators" who are rife within universities, Houellebecq draws the conclusion that "our only chance of survival would be for white supremacism to become 'trendy' in the United States"