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Written by: Diana West
Saturday, April 22, 2017 4:34 PM 

 

Via Gates of Vienna, with thanks to Ava Lon's translation and Vlad Tepes' subtitling. 

Revivifying.

Update:

Frank Hesperado writes in with more on Farid Samhi, noting:

"... within a few minutes of Googling, I found another public screed of his, in 2011, after he was apparently expelled from the political party of Marine Le Pen, and among the things he badmouths her with is that "Marine Le Pen est financé par l'Etat d'Israël pour faire de l'anti-islamisme" ("Marine Le Pen is financed by the state of Israel to do anti-Islamism").

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSwXAhRJ0MY

At about the same time, Smahi also said:

« L’islamophobie aujourd’hui, c’est l’antisémitisme d’hier »

"The Islamophobia of today is the Anti-Semitism of yesterday".

http://www.cclj.be/actu/politique-societe/antisemitisme-islamophobie-ambiguites-face-face

I suppose it's possible that Samhi's views have changed in the six years since these statements; after all, he did have the mental elasticity and bravery to leave Islam. Regardless, I decided to leave his bold calling out of the Paris mayor in place as a sign of our times. If it is anything, politics is triage these days. 

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