Read: Islamophobia Is Now a Source of Pride in FranceEric Zemmour announced and propagated this discourse and his racist comments by writing for mainstream media outlets like Le Quotidien de Paris and Le Figaro, along with appearing on prime-time shows on channels such as RTL and France 2.
If Marine Le Pen had been able to convince Eric Zemmour, who preferred to run independently, and bring him under her party’s umbrella, she could have found herself abreast with Ensemble (the bloc supporting Macron) and NUPES (the bloc supporting Mélenchon) in the first round.
Read: Éric Zemmour: An Anti-Semitic Candidate For a Better Islamophobia in French Presidential Elections?For Louati, the decision to vote is a difficult process because he believes it comes down to voting for the lesser of two evils.
While the far-right Marine Le Pen has long expressed her admiration for Camus, Éric Zemmour, a far-right candidate who called for banning Arabic names, and giving employers the right not to employ Arabs/African, has turned Camus's theory into the central idea of his media show and political propaganda.
Read: Éric Zemmour: An Anti-Semitic Candidate For a Better Islamophobia in French Presidential Elections?While discussions about the French presidential election candidates continue, Marine Le Pen and Eric Zemmour, candidates known for their far-right views, come to the fore along with Macron.
Behind Macron’s statement lies that fact that French presidential elections are approaching and according to opinion polls, far-right candidates such as Marine Le Pen, the head of the National Rally, and Éric Zemmour, independent far-right candidate of Algerian origin, have better chances in the elections.
After September 11, a full page photo of women wearing the burqa suddenly began to appear on the covers of weekly magazines (according to one view, in order to convince the French public who disapproved of the American occupation of Afghanistan).
Just like the time when philosopher Elizabeth Badinter said that those designing clothes for Muslim women are not French and called to boycott a number of British, Italian and American brands, saying shamelessly in an interview, “don’t be afraid to be called Islamophobic.