Skip to Content

Renaud Camus; African migrants rescued at sea. Wikipedia

Renaud Camus could be prosecuted over ‘Condoms for Africa’ tweet

Renaud Camus, the French author who coined the phrase “Great Replacement” has again been indicted for "hate speech" in France.

Published: April 29, 2019, 9:16 am

    Read more

    Paris

    The complaint was over a tweet he posted last week which translates as follows: “A box of condoms offered in Africa, that’s three fewer people drowned in the Mediterranean, a hundred thousand euros in savings for the French benefits system, two prison cells freed up and three centimetres of ice shelf preserved.”

    The limits of free speech in France have largely been determined by various “anti-racism” organisations. In this case, the organisation filing the complaint is LICRA (International League Against Racism and Antisemitism).

    The organisation started as the “League Against Pogroms”, with its mission being to secure the acquittal of a suspect who had murdered a visiting Ukrainian dignitary, with the claim that he had been involved in pogroms.

    LICRA has announced that it has seized justice following the tweet posted by Camus. The tweet was immediately condemned by several anti-racist associations and some usual Internet users, but it has not been removed from Twitter.

    Theorist of the “Great Replacement”, Camus announced at the beginning of April his intention to form a list for the European elections together with Karim Ouchikh, president of the identity micro-party Siel (Sovereignty, identities and freedoms).

    Renaud Camus has already dealt with justice in the past. In 2015, he was sentenced on appeal to a fine of 4 000 euros for provoking “hatred or violence” against the Muslim population for comments made in 2010.

    He was also sentenced to pay 500 euros in damages and interest to the Mrap (Movement Against Racism and for Friendship among Peoples).

    “As for Camus, we prefer Albert,” tweeted LICRA on Tuesday. The court has announced that it wants to take legal action in the wake of the “despicable remarks”.

    The polemical author and former 1996 prize winner of the French Academy supported Marine Le Pen during the last French presidential election.

    Yann Moix, a French author, film director and television presenter was however sentenced on appeal last month for defaming Camus, whom he had described as “somewhat anti-Semitic”.

    The Paris court of appeal sentenced Moix to pay damages of 1000 euros to Renaud Camus, as well as paying 2 000 euros in court fees. It found that “the imputation of antisemitism was sufficiently precise” and that the evidence, which could have been “more complete”, was “sufficient as it stands”.

    Camus, on June 3, 2017, on France 2, participated in a debate that had focused on the great replacement by immigration. Camus, 71, responded to Yann Moix’s claims with a defamation charge after Moix’s accusations of anti-Semitism, not racism, claiming 30 000 euros in damages.

    “Renaud Camus is a writer a little bit misanthropic, anti-Semitic enough,” said Yann Moix. The writer Charles Consigny , invited on the set, cut him off: “He is not an anti-Semite”. But Yann Moix insisted.

    At the hearing, Camus explained that he considered these remarks as a resurgence of the “Camus affair” which, in 2000, had led to the withdrawal of the sale of one of his books, “La campagne de France”, after several personalities had denounced his “anti-Semitism”.

    “Even if anti-Semitism is one of the forms of” racism “considered in a general sense, this single criminal conviction for a statement made in 2010, can not characterize the antisemitism imputed to the civil party,” the judge noted.

    Consider donating to support our work

    Help us to produce more articles like this. FreeWestMedia is depending on donations from our readers to keep going. With your help, we expose the mainstream fake news agenda.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Twitter’s Brussels office dismantled

    BrusselsThe move by Elon Musk to rid the online platform of "woke" ideologues, has sparked EU concern over online content control. With Twitter dismantling its entire Brussels office, some EU officials claim the platform will no longer comply with their new rules on controlling online content.

    In 4 years, 343 terror convicts have been released in France

    ParisPrisoners convicted of terrorism-related offences are monitored by the judiciary and intelligence services upon their release. This has been a huge cost to French taxpayers.

    Green MP complains about ‘cold Bundestag’

    BerlinAnyone who dares to complain about gas prices, which have increased at least six fold in the last year, is denounced as a traitor in Germany. In reality, many families do not know how they will stay warm since they are no longer able to afford heating.

    Vlaams Belang calls on government to cancel WEF membership

    BrusselsIn 2022, the Flemish government will pay €175 763.87 in membership fees to the World Economic Forum (WEF) and 27 000 Swiss francs (about €27 300) as participation fees to the annual meeting of the WEF in Davos. This is according to Flemish minister-president Jan Jambon's response to a parliamentary question by Flemish MP Sam van Rooy.

    Human traffickers shoot at Hungarian police during highway chase

    BudapestTo keep illegals flooding into the EU, human traffickers are now willing to accept the deaths of police officers. During a chase on the Hungarian highway, alleged Iraqi traffickers opened fire at the police. In the end, the traffickers could only be arrested and disarmed by a counter-terrorism unit.

    Will Elon Musk be the game changer in Ukraine?

    KievTesla founder Elon Musk is once again becoming an important military factor in the Ukrainian theater of war. Musk has decided to take around 1 300 of his Starlink satellites, which previously covered the territory of Ukraine, off the grid due to financing problems.

    How an unverified mainstream media report almost started WW3

    KievAlthough his closest allies, the US and Poland, are certain that one of his rockets hit the Polish village, Ukraine's President Vladimir Zelensky insisted until Wednesday that his neighbour was the culprit. He has so far refused to apologize for the attack that killed two Polish citizens and destroyed a tractor.

    French NATO soldiers in Romania hungry, freezing, overrun by rats 

    CincuFrench NATO soldiers stationed at the Cincu military base in Romania bitterly complained to an investigative journalist about the terrible living conditions they suffer. They live in filthy prefabricated houses from Mali that are hardly heated, there are not enough toilets, and garbage is piling up in the camp.

    Poll: 7 out of 10 French voters demand tougher migration policy

    LyonRight-wing and even Macron voters are strongly in favour of stricter measures regarding the reception and management of migrants on French territory, but it appears that the president has been deliberately deceiving his constituents. It is becoming increasingly difficult for the authorities and the media to make people believe that denouncing the migratory invasion is an "extreme right-wing" issue.

    AfD’s Weidel outperforms top ‘mainstream’ politicians

    It is a small sensation that should ring all the alarm bells among the established players. According to a recent survey by the Wahlkreisprognose platform, AfD federal spokeswoman Alice Weidel is now the favorite for the job of chancellor in central Germany – ahead of incumbent Scholz (SPD).

    Go to archive