This manifesto, written by Philippe Val and'at published on April 22, 2018 "Le Parisien-Aujourd'hui en France Dimanche", gathers more than 300 signatories. Among them, a former president of the Republic, three former prime ministers, elected officials, intellectuals, artists ...
In a book to be published Wednesday, April 25 at Albin Michel *, fifteen intellectuals take the pen to denounce the poison of anti-Semitism. The work, prefaced by the philosopher Elisabeth de Fontenay, is written with the energy of anger. Anger that today takes the form of a manifesto that "Today in France Sunday" has decided to publish. She has grown since the death of Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Parisian defenseless after being beaten on 4 April 2017. Justice has taken more than ten months to recognize the aggravating circumstance of anti-Semitism. On March 23, less than a year later, in the same district, in the heart of the capital, the murder of Mireille Knoll, 85 years old, revived the emotion and outrage born of the Halimi affair. The investigation is in progress.
More than 250 signatories responded to a call by a collective, including Philippe Val, the former director of "Charlie Hebdo". Among them, the former President of the Republic Nicolas Sarkozy, three former prime ministers, the former mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoe, elected officials from all sides, representatives of different religions, intellectuals, artists ...
Anti-Semitism is not the business of the Jews, it's everyone's business.
The French, whose democratic maturity has been measured after each Islamist attack, are living a tragic paradox. Their country has become the theater of deadly anti-Semitism. This terror spreads, provoking both popular condemnation and a media silence that the recent white march has helped break.
When a Prime Minister at the rostrum of the National Assembly declares, to the applause of the whole country, that France without the Jews, it is no longer Franceit is not a beautiful consoling sentence but a solemn warning: our European history, and especially French, for geographical, religious, philosophical and legal reasons, is deeply linked to various cultures among which the thought Jewish is decisive. In our recent history, eleven Jews have been murdered - and some tortured - because Jews, by radical Islamists.
"Low-level ethnic cleansing"
Yet the denunciation of Islamophobia - which is not anti-Arab racism to fight - conceals the figures of the Ministry of the Interior: the French Jews are 25 times more likely to be attacked than their fellow Muslims. 10% of the Jewish citizens of Ile-de-France - that is to say about 50,000 people - were recently forced to move because they were no longer safe in some cities and because their children do not could attend the school of the Republic more. This is a low-noise ethnic cleansing in the country of Emile Zola and Clemenceau.
Why this silence ? Because Islamist radicalization - and the anti-Semitism it conveys - is considered exclusively by some of the French elites as the expression of a social revolt, whereas the same phenomenon is observed in societies as different as Denmark. , Afghanistan, Mali or Germany ... Because the old anti-Semitism of the far right, adds the anti-Semitism of a part of the radical left that found in anti-Zionism the alibi to transform the executioners of the Jews as victims of society. Because the electoral baseness calculates that the Muslim vote is ten times greater than Jewish vote.
"We expect the Islam of France to lead the way"
But in the white march for Mireille Knoll, there were imams aware that Muslim anti-Semitism is the greatest threat to Islam in the 21st century and the world of peace and freedom in which they chose to live. . They are, for the most part, under police protection, which says a lot about the terror that Islamists reign over Muslims in France.
Therefore, we ask that the verses of the Qur'an calling for the killing and punishment of Jews, Christians and unbelievers be obsoleted by theological authorities, as were the incoherencies of the Bible and the Catholic anti-Semite abolished by the Vatican. II, so that no believer can rely on a sacred text to commit a crime.
We expect the Islam of France to lead the way. We demand that the fight against the democratic bankruptcy of anti-Semitism become a national cause before it is too late. Before France is no longer France. "
* "New Antisemitism in France", Ed. Albin Michel, 213 p., 15 euros.
The list of signatories
Charles Aznavour; Francoise Hardy ; Pierre Arditi; Elisabeth Badinter; Richard Abitbol; Michel Drucker; Sibyle Veil; François Pinault; Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt; Marceline Loridan-Ivens; Radu Mihaileanu; Elisabeth de Fontenay; Nicolas Sarkozy; Pascal Bruckner; Laura Adler; Bertrand Delanoe; Manuel Valls; Michel Jonasz; Xavier Niel; Jean-Pierre Raffarin; Gérard Depardieu ; Renaud; Pierre Lescure; Francis Esmenard; Joseph Doré; Chief Rabbi Chaim Korsia; Imam Hassen Chalghoumi; Carla Bruni ; Boualem Sansal; Imam Aliou Gassama; Annette Wieviorka; Gerard Darmon; Antoine Compagnon; Mofti Mohamed ali Kacim; Bernard Cazeneuve; Bernard-Henri Levy; Philippe Val; Zabou Breitman; Waleed al-Husseini; Yann Moix; Xavier De Gaulle; Joann Sfar; Julia Kristeva; François Berléand; Olivier Guez; Jeannette Bougrab; Marc-Olivier Fogiel; Luc Ferry; Laurent Wauquiez; Dominique Schnapper; Daniel Mesguich; Jack Lang; Enrico Macias; Philippe Labro; Francis Szpiner; Raphael Enthoven; Poirson Brunette; Florence Berthoud; Stéphane Beaudet; Marine Gozlan; Joseph Laroche; Richard Abitbol; Laurent Bouvet; Pierre-André Taguieff; Jacques Vendroux; Georges Bensoussan; Christian Estrosi; Brice Couturier; Imam Bouna Diakhaby; Eric Ciotti; Jean Glavany; Maurice Levy; Jean-Claude Casanova; Jean-Robert Pitte; Jean-Luc Hees; Alain Finkielkraut; Father Patrick Desbois; Aurore Bergé; François Heilbronn; Eliette Abecassis; Bernard de la Villardière; Richard Ducousset; Juliette Méadel; Daniel Leconte; Jean Birenbaum; Richard Malka; Aldo Naouri; Guillaume Dervieux; Maurice Bartelemy; Ilana Cicurel; Yoann Lemaire; Michel Gad Wolkowicz; Olivier Rolin; Dominique Perben; Christine Jordis; David Khayat; Alexandre Devecchio; Gilles Clavreul; Jean-Paul Scarpitta; Vacquin Monette; Christine Orban; Habib Meyer; Chantal Delsol; Vadim Sher; Françoise Bernard; Frédéric Encel; Christiane Rancé; Noémie Halioua; Jean-Pierre Winter; Jean-Paul Brighelli; Marc-Alain Ouaknin; Stephane Barsacq; Pascal Fioretto; Olivier Orban; Stéphane Simon; Laurent Munnich; Ivan Rioufol; Fabrice d'Almeida; Dany Jucaud; Olivia Gregory; Elise Fagjeles; Brigitte-Fanny Cohen; Yael Mellul; Lise Bouvet; Frederic Dumoulin; Muriel Beyer; André Bercoff; Aliza Jabes; Jean-Claude Zylberstein; Natacha Vitrat; Paul Aidana; Imam Karim; Alexandra Laignel-Lavastine; Lydia Guirous; Rivon Krygier; Muriel Attal; Serge Hefez; Céline Pina; Alain Kleinmann; Marie Ibn Arabi-Blondel; Michael Prazan; Jean-François Rabain; Ruth Aboulkheir; Daniel Brown; Paul Aidane; Marielle David; Catherine Kintzler; Michèle Anahory; Lionel Naccache; François Ardeven; Thibault Moreau; Marianne Rabain-Lebovici; Nadège Puljak; Regine Waintrater; Michèle Anahory; Aude Weill-Raynal; André Aboulkheir; Elsa Chaudun; Patrick Bantman; Ruben Rabinovicth; Claire Brière-Blanchet; Ghislaine Guerry; Jean-Jacques Moscovitz; André Zagury; François Ardeven; Estelle Kulich; Annette Becker; Lilianne Lamantowicz; Ruth Aboulkheir; Christine Loterman; Adrien Barrot; Talila Guteville; Florence Ben Sadoun; Michèle Anahory; Paul Zawadzki; Serge Perrot; Patrick Guyomard; Marc Nacht; André Aboulkheir; Laurence Bantman; Josiane Sberro; Anne-Sophie Nogaret; Lucile Gellman; Alain Bentolila; Janine Atlounian; Claude Birman; Danielle Cohen-Levinas; Laurence Picard; Sabrina Volcot-Freeman; Gérard Bensussan; Françoise-Anne Menager; Yann Padova; Evelyne Chauvet; Yves Mamou; Naem Bestandji; Marc Knobel; Nidra Poller; Brigitte-Fanny Cohen; Joelle Blumberg; Catherine Rozenberg; André Aboulkheir; Caroline Bray-Goyon; Michel Tauber; André Zagury; Laura Bruhl; Eliane Dagane; Paul Zawadzki; Michel Bouleau; Marc Zerbib; Catherine Chalier; Jasmine Getz; Marie-Laure Dimon; Marion Blumen; Simone Wiener; François Cahen; Richard Metz; Daniel Drai; Jacqueline Costa-Lascoux; Stéphane Lévy; Arthur Joffe; Antoine Molleron; Liliane Kandel; Stéphane Dugowson; David Duquesne; Marc Cohen; Michele Levy-Soussan; Frederic Haziza; Martine Dugowson; Jonathan Cohen; Damien Le Guay; Patrick Loterman; Mohamed Guerroumi; Wladi Mamane; William de Carvalho; Brigitte Paszt; Séverine Camus; Solange Repleski; André Perrin; Sylvie Mehaudel; Jean-Pierre Obin; Yael Mellul; Sophie Nizard; Richard Prasquier; Patricia Sitruk; Renée Fregosi; Jean-Jacques Rassial; Karina Obadia; Jean-Louis Repelski; Edith Ochs; Jacob Rogozinski; Roger Fajnzylberg; Marie-Helene Routisseau; Philippe Ruszniewski; André Senik; Jean-François Solal; Paule Steiner; Jean-Benjamin Stora; Anne Szulmajster; Maud Tabachnik; Daniel Tchenio; Julien Trokiner; Fatiha Boyer; Cosimo Trono; Henri Vacquin; Caroline Valentin; Alain Zaksas; Slim Moussa; Jacques Wrobel; Roland Gori; Nader Alami; Céline Zins; Richard Dell'Agnola; Patrick Beaudouin; Barbara Lefebvre; Jacques Tarnéro; Georges-Elia Sarfat; Lise Boëll; Jacques Wrobel; Bernard Golse; Céline Boulay-Esperonnier; Anne Brandy; Imam Karim; Sammy Ghozlan.
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