CHRONICLE - The mere importation of the conflict between Israel and Palestine is not enough to tell what is happening in France and in the world. The gangrene of an Islamism which everywhere imposes a literalist reading of the Koran can not be evacuated so easily.
"Unfair and delusional." So the rector of the Great Mosque did he qualify the manifest against anti-Semitism signed yet by personalities as diverse as François Pinault, Dominique Perben or François Berléand. Would all these people be only the unconscious unable to detect the evil intention hidden in this text? Or would they themselves be guilty of nurturing some malicious intent towards a religion of peace and its believers, which one would implicitly exclude from the national community?
This is the crux of the problem: every time voices rise, as diverse as possible, to try to get out of denial, to finally call the unspeakable and to lay the foundations of a gathering, of learned minds. use to empty the message of its substance and to divert the debate. Michel Wieviorka speaks of a "partial and partial" manifesto: an anti-Semitism "known for a good quarter of a century" and "already denounced in abundance". Circulate, there is nothing to see, or especially to say. Since we have already talked about it, do not we, we will not come back ... Especially since to name this Islamist anti-Semitism, we would forget the traditional European anti-Semitism ... Understand, the real danger in France, it's here republication of Céline and Maurras. Mohamed Merah had read Rebatet too much.
The publication of Celine's anti-Semitic pamphlets may not be considered indispensable, and yet to see Michel Wieviorka's arguments as a brilliant way of drowning fish. The same one used by Emmanuel Macron, who, from the United States, declared that "there are two roots of this new anti-Semitism. The first is related to the importation of the conflict between Israel and Palestine (...). The second root is a kind of ancient French anti-Semitism, which existed at the beginning of the century and is gaining momentum.
This chronicle warns for years against the resurgence of anti-Semitism, against the "death to the Jews!" Heard in the streets of Paris and against the junction, realized during the demonstration "Day of anger" on January 26, 2014, between a anti-Semitism of the extreme right, a Soral version, and an anti-Semitism of the extreme left, camouflaged behind anti-Zionism. But the presidential answer is a bit short. Or rather, it deliberately seeks to build a swing that does not exist in France to better hide the debate launched by the Manifesto Philippe Val.
Of course, one can not overlook the fact that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is an abscess of fixation in the world. And we would like to hear voices protest against the insensitive but also suicidal policies of the Israeli right, who nibbles the Palestinian Territories until it is impossible to make a two-state solution. Suicidal, because Israel, with second-class citizens, would no longer be the democratic state of its origins. There was a time, in the early 2000s, where French intellectuals were living on this topic an indispensable debate. Their silence suggests a unanimity that nurtures resentment and rejects anti-Zionism in the fringes of anti-Semitism.
However, the only "import of the conflict between Israel and Palestine" is not enough to tell what is happening in France and in the world. The gangrene of an Islamism which everywhere imposes a literalist reading of the Koran - and this is the letter of the Koran, no offense to Dalil Boubakeur, but also the Sira and Hadiths, the whole tradition around the life of Muhammad , which serve as a pretext for Islamists - can not be evacuated so easily. Even less so when the state which carries this vision and finances its followers, Saudi Arabia, makes a dangerous alliance with the United States and Israel, and wants to lead France in the denunciation of the nuclear agreement with Iran. But what is happening in our suburbs, and in the minds of those who turn into antisemitic delirium, whether it'smurder an old lady or to slaughter 3-year-olds in front of their school, is only partially determined by these factors.
The resentment, the frustration that sees coalescing anti-Semitism and hatred of France germinate in culturally fallow minds, delivered to this obscurantism against which the Enlightenment has risen. The Manifesto against Anti-Semitism does not claim, as it is 30 imams who reacted in The World that only a Muslim who goes away from his religion could be pacifist. On the other hand, it is up to the school - and, ideally, to representatives of religions - to teach the difference between the order of beliefs and that of knowledge. What to allow a young Muslim not to consider as a truth the uncreated character of the Koran, and thus to enter a form of distance that articulates the identity of the citizen and the believer. French imams have obviously not yet wanted to face these difficulties. The school no longer, when the president himself advocates "benevolence and openness" rather than knowledge and demand. Intellectuals even less, whose great anxiety is to pass for Islamophobes. So let's continue to debate Celine's reissue or anti-Semitism in Hungary until the next drama.
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