The inappropriate attack of Laurent Joffrin against Alain Finkielkraut

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No Mr. Joffrin, Alain Finkielkraut did not strike, he thought and analyzed an intolerable situation in a democratic state that respects a fundamental right: that of the presumption of innocence.

This term is moreover fully appropriate until the day when an indictment by a judge will be pronounced.

Until that moment everyone has the right to respect for himself.

Moreover, after the indictment, there is no more real presumption of innocence but rather a presumption of guilt because let us not forget that an order of indictment by an Examining Magistrate is itself a first judgment!

It was only the desire to twist the neck of words that in the 1980s replaced the terminology of "presumption of guilt" with that of "presumption of innocence".

But who could imagine that one can put in preventive detention, for two or three years, even more, a "presumed innocent"! This would be a serious and unacceptable violation of human rights.

If, therefore, from the beginning of the investigation, the defendant could be considered as "presumed guilty", it is clear that before that moment, it is morally inadmissible to consider him guilty, let alone on the basis of a simple complaint or denunciation, forgetting by that same fundamental right to a fair trial due to any citizen!

Moreover, we must remember that in French criminal law the testimony is not a proof but only "a presumption of beginning of proof" likely to become a beginning of proof, and this regardless of the number of witnesses.

Thus, such as once the lynching, so we throw in name graveyards, we condemns media (and therefore factually) and this even before the beginning of an investigation and on the basis of simple denunciations!

One condemns before having judged, before having investigated and even, without the person denounced can not defend his cause highlighting a serious attack on the fundamental freedoms, foremost of which is the right to contradictory.

All this is all the more strange in that it is unexpectedly vehemently raised that when it comes to terrorists or anti-Semitic criminals, we want to forbid their mere name or origin; while on the other hand, it is quite normal, even imperatively necessary, to denounce by their name "the monstrous bourgeois pigs" susceptible of abuse!

These denunciations are all the more disturbing as the time spent since the alleged criminal act makes it totally impossible to obtain any evidence, even if, in this case, the facts would not be prescribed!

No, Mr. Joffrin, in a state of law a charge must reflect no hint of revenge, or worse, no desire to instrumentalize in favor of an ideology. No, in a state of law, an accusation, like the complaint that follows it, must imperatively follow the guidelines of the criminal procedure which is extremely precise and that we have taken so many centuries to set up!

So, YES, Alain Finkielkraut is well in his role of philosopher, thinker, witness of our society and citizen of a State of law, when he denounces the excesses!


Richard C. ABITBOL



November 21, 2017

Laurent Joffrin
The political letter

by Laurent Joffrin

The philosophy at the counter

Alain Finkielkraut hit again. The one that Current values present as a gagged man (he ended up defending himself, in an access of lucidity) gives his 8,742nd interview to Figaro to develop his thoughts on current affairs ("Balance your pig," Charlie, Ramadan, etc.), between three television interviews, two webcasts and four radio appearances. He demonstrates again the ease with which a philosopher of quality takes liberties with semantics, logic and even reality.

Alain Finkielkraut is afraid of the generalized "denunciation" that characterizes the release of speech triggered by the hashtags following the Weinstein affair. Nobody likes the denunciation, we will gladly agree. But is it that? If an assaulted woman names her attacker, is she for a "delatrice"? When eight women designate a man who assaulted them all eight, are they "tellers"? Certainly they publicly denounce a man. But besides that denunciation and denunciation are two different things (Article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, for example, obliges any public servant who has been informed of a crime to report it to the authorities: is this still information?), Alain Finkielkraut would have to be pleased to see that the assaulted women keep their mouths shut, or simply dissert in general about sexual harassment without ever naming anyone ...

The philosopher rightly remarks that there is already a whole arsenal of penalties to fight against harassment, discrimination, sexual assault and, even more so, rape. Very just. But the situation that prevails until today is that women, often, feel that they have more to lose than to win by filing a complaint. The question is therefore less to reinforce the legal sanctioning device than to implement it. What is missing is not the right. It's the right to the right. Alain Finkielkraut does not breathe a word.

He then passes the line of common sense and logic by declaring without laughing that "One of the goals of the #BalanceTonPorc campaign was to drown the fish of Islam" (Sic). One would seek to "make forget" aggression Cologne or elsewhere (resic). In addition to the fact that the assertion is no more and no less conspiracy psychosis (so the editors of the hashtag were actually intended to forget the Muslims !! ??), it is contradicted by a simple fact: one of The first accused is Tariq Ramadan, one of the most prominent Muslim figures in France. This is not philosophy in the boudoir. It's the philosopher at the counter ...

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L'attaque inappropriée de Laurent Joffrin contre Alain Finkielkraut

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  1. Bilou   23 November 2017 at 0 h 06 min

    What a beautiful answer from Richard Abitbol.
    Nobody likes real rapists. But there are fake rapists who are vamped by women who are attracted by light, notoriety or who play with fire. This was certainly not the case of the rapists in Cologne.
    When Tarik Ramadan, the real interest was more to unmask his double game, his double face, more than to denounce his turpitude


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