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French intellectual: So-called ‘anti-racist activists’ want to bring racial war to France

One of France’s most prominent right-wing intellectuals recently shared his thoughts on the US race riots which recently have consumed press headlines around the world.

Eric Zemmour, a widely read political journalist, essayist, and writer, on Monday appeared on the French TV network CNews to address the race riots which have engulfed major cities across the United States for the past several days, Valeurs Actuelles reports.

During the interview, Zemmour first takes note of Floyd’s personal history.

“He is not the partridge of the year. He had already done 5 years in prison for armed assault. Even before, he had already done it for cocaine use. He is not a guy who walks around innocently on the street,” he said.

Before continuing on about Floyd, Zemmour then turned his attention to Derek Chauvin, the arresting police officer who’s been charged with murdering Floyd.

“The policeman either. A nineteen year career, eighteen complaints against him, and two letters of reprimand,” Zemmour said.

“According to the first analysis, Floyd did not die because of the policeman’s knee on his neck. He died of several facts. First, he was in poor health, he had a heart condition. And second, he had certainly taken drugs, since he was used to cocaine. Besides, we see on the pictures, he does not look very well, even before the police brutalize him.”

“In France, we think that white cops attack and kill blacks. This is largely false. American figures show that 97% of black people are killed first by black people. White people are twice as likely to be killed as black people. 80% of white people are killed by black people while black people are mainly killed by blacks (…) American cops are not French cops, they have an easy trigger. 40% to 50% of those killed by the police are white. Blacks represent 14% of the American population and 40% of those incarcerated.”

The essayist also accused France’s so-called “anti-racist movement” – a movement which is analogous to America’s Black Lives Matter –  of wanting to “important racial war into France” to show that it is a “racist country”.

Unsurprisingly, Zemmour’s commentary has angered many on the political left who believe that his controversial ideas shouldn’t be given a platform on television.

Voice Of Europe 
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