Faced with the weakness of the response on the official racist campaign against the Muslim community in France from abroad, French people rose to confront this fanatic rhetoric, and intellectuals, headed by the philosopher Michel Onfray, the banner for the defence of the community, in the face of some extremists and on top of them, the French Zionist of Algerian origin, Eric Zemmour, and before him the French President, Emmanuel Macron, who was the first to open the door to auctions against insulting the Islam.
In an interesting discussion on the French “C News” channel, the philosopher Onfray defended the Muslim community, highlighting some of its missing characteristics in Western societies, and the number of what he said were the various elements that he considers characteristics that Muslims possess only, and from what the philosopher said, addressing Zemmour: “Muslims teach us lessons in opposing materialism”.
This seems to be directed in particular to the former president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who is accused of fueling hostility against the Muslim community as he is currently working as an identity advisor for President Macron, knowing that Sarkozy had previously attacked the Muslim community, in ugly terms when he was Interior Minister, where he described the youth of the suburbs (migrants) as rubbish.
The philosopher Onfray made sure, as he confronted Eric Zemmour, to be fair to the millions of Muslims who are considered children of the French Republic: “These are people (meaning Muslims) who have spirituality, and have a sense of honour, which is very rare in the West today”.
According to the same spokesman, “Those who believe in Islam make us feel that we Westerners feel ashamed of sending our elderly to places called nursing homes.” As for the West, and here he is talking about French society, he says: “We have lost the sense of honour. We no longer have any sense of honour”.
For his part, Cyril Hanouna, one of the well-known faces in the French studios, did not like the campaign against which the Muslim community in his country was exposed, and described this attack as a “witch-hunt campaign”, and he called on the French, by the way, to close ranks.
“I do not have the advice to give to anyone, and I do not have lessons to teach to anyone, but it is correct that I find today that many people have the wrong position. We feel as if we are in a chasing campaign with Muslims now”, trying to show risks like these tensions over the unity and harmony of the diverse French society”, Hanouna said.
“We believe that we are going through hard times with the health crisis. We are playing on the nerve of division in France now, at a time when we must be coherent together against terrorism and the health crisis”, Cyril Hanouna added.
“If I have one message that I want to convey, it is, I think we have to unite together because there is an amazing drift at the moment. Pitting each other is not the right solution at all, especially if the purpose of such controversy is political considerations”.