The French polemist Eric Zemmour has been under police protection since the attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. He confirmed it himself at the AFP on Thursday. “I have been under police protection since the attack on Charlie Hebdo, two officers follow me everywhere. I did not ask for it. I put up with it, that’s all”, he said. Eric Zemmour added he had not directly received threats. He is the author of a controversial best seller that blames immigration for all the problems in his country.
Full of heavily criticized political ideas, Eric Zemmour’s latest book “The French suicide” has remained a best seller in France since it came out in the autumn, selling more than 400,000 copies.
The author accuses the elite of selling-out on their values, and criticizes extensive immigration. He is a chronicler for several media groups in France, including RTL, the most listened to general radio station in France.
Contradicting the work of historians, he says that the Vichy regime, which collaborated with Nazi Germany, saved French Jews during the Second World War by sacrificing foreign Jews.
Used to controversy, Eric Zemmour brought attention to himself again in 2014. During an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, he said “Muslims live among themselves in suburbs”, suburbs that “French people have to leave”.