Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By Atlas Shrugs (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

How the French Intelligentsia Fell in Love with a Pro-Jihad Anti-Semite

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

White people? “They must die as soon as possible.” Hitler? “Bring him on to kill the Jews.” Charlie Hebdo? “Charb, what I’d really like to do is shove some Laguiole knives up his…,” referring to the editor and cartoonist not long before he was killed. Marine Le Pen? “I would cut her throat.” The Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut? “I would break the legs of this son of a bitch.” Bin Laden? “I miss him.” Mohammed Merah (the perpetrator of the Toulouse massacre at the Jewish school)? “I find his phrase ‘I love death as you love life’ of a surprising beauty.” Gays? “Long live the fags, long live AIDS under President Francois Hollande.”

Mehdi Meklat is not only the author of these obscene sentences; he is also the darling of French intelligensia. Meklat made his name as an author at Bondy Blog, the journalistic symbol of  multiculturalism, created in the heart of Paris suburbs. Every day Meklat’s site presents new statements that are turning it, according to Pascal Bruckner, into the “the Titanic of the Left.” It is a scandal that should destroy forever the double standards, hypocrisy and sanctimony of French liberals.

“Praise for Merah, threats, homophobia, hatred of France and anti-Semitism: why does the media protect @mehdi_meklat?,” tweeted Marion Marechal Le Pen, Ms. Le Pen’s niece and a rising star in the National Front. Finkielkraut responded in Le Figaro that “Mehdi and Badrou (his friend who coauthored many books) were the turbulent chouchous” — pets — “of the hate-filled left.”

French newspapers are deeply embarrassed. “Mehdi Meklat attained at full speed all of the levels of media notoriety: he appeared with Pascale Clark at France Inter, on Télérama, published books for the publisher Seuil, and Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira agreed to pose with him on the cover of Les Inrocks,” wrote the weekly Le Point. “Everywhere, everybody is scrambling to get a piece of them,” Le Monde wrote, referring to Meklat and Badrou. “For a while now, Harlem or Hollywood have been among the favorite destinations of Mehdi and Badrou.”

Even the French President, François Hollande, was a follower of Meklat on Twitter. The editor of Elle magazine, Marie-Françoise Colombani, was his “spiritual godmother,” public service radio gave him a column, the Cartier Foundation lauded him, and all the newspapers, from Libération to L’Obs, published his writings.

Bernard-Henri Lévy attacked “the indulgence of those who had made this man a kind of spokesman for the ‘alternative culture’ of the suburbs.” This is true not just of Meklat: in fact, the online magazine Bondy Blog has been praised by the world press, including the New York Times. The French government funded the blog, along with Yahoo, with $50,000. A year ago, the Washington Post ran an article about Meklat as “the millennial who want to change the narrative on Muslim comunities.”

Gilles Kepel in November accused Bondy Blog of being the house organ of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Jacques Julliard rightly called it “Islamo-gauchisme”: “How and why did a handful of left-wing intellectuals, very influential in the media and in the human rights movement, imposed a sanctuary for Islam upon the French public square? Yes, why did these intellectuals, for the most part agnostic and libertarian, suddenly develop a passion for the most closed religion, the most warlike and violent in the world?” Julliard has his explanation: “Because the intelligentsia has become, since the beginning of the twenty-first century, the true party of violence. Sartre deplored the fact that the French Revolution had not guillotined enough.” Now Sartre’s heirs condone and exculpate Meklat’s anti-Semitic, pro-ISIS and homophobic rhetoric.

Meklat and his associates were also the subjects of French movies. On September 30, 2014, at the movie theater André Malraux in Bondy, there was the first screening of Julien Dubois’ documentary, Bondy Blog, family portrait. President Hollande sat in in the front row. The site for which Meklat wrote 200 articles organized at the School of Journalism of Lille programs for poor families. On the Bondy Blog, Meklat published articles sympathetic to Islamic terrorists, such as one about Abdelhamid Abaaoud, the mastermind of the massacres of November 13, 2015: “Abaaoud, un visage qui vous veut du mal” (Abaaoud, a face that wants to harm you).

“Claude Askolovitch, the Obs, Les Inrocks, Libération … these people are defending the indefensible,” said Philippe Val, the former editor of Charlie Hebdo. No anti-racist association has even lifted a finger against Meklat, although they are always ready to bring to court writers and journalists who criticize Islam. The French media relativize to protect their baby, never asking him to apologize. Pascale Clark, who has hosted for years Meklat in his radio show, praised his “intelligence and humanity,” while Xavier de la Porte on France Culture accused himself: “There must be something in Meklat too complicated for us to understand.”

Oh no, they understand him all too well. That is why Mehdi Meklat embarrasses the shameful truffles of France. This is the real “fake news.”

Giulio Meotti, cultural editor for Il Foglio, is an Italian journalist and author. He is the author of three books: A New Shoah: The Untold Story of Israel’s Victims of Terrorism (Encounter Books); J’Accuse: the Vatican Against Israel (Mantua Books), and La fine dell’Europa, about the Christian and demographic decline in Europe. He is a columnist at Arutz Sheva and his writings have appeared in publications including the Wall Street Journal, FrontPage, Commentary, and The Geller Report.


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Humic & Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex

HerbAnomic’s Humic and Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex is a revolutionary New Humic and Fulvic Acid Complex designed to support your body at the cellular level. Our product has been thoroughly tested by an ISO/IEC Certified Lab for toxins and Heavy metals as well as for trace mineral content. We KNOW we have NO lead, arsenic, mercury, aluminum etc. in our Formula. This Humic & Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral complex has high trace levels of naturally occurring Humic and Fulvic Acids as well as high trace levels of Zinc, Iron, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Potassium and more. There is a wide range of up to 70 trace minerals which occur naturally in our Complex at varying levels. We Choose to list the 8 substances which occur in higher trace levels on our supplement panel. We don’t claim a high number of minerals as other Humic and Fulvic Supplements do and leave you to guess which elements you’ll be getting. Order Your Humic Fulvic for Your Family by Clicking on this Link , or the Banner Below.

Our Formula is an exceptional value compared to other Humic Fulvic Minerals because...


It Always Tests at 9.5+ pH

Preservative and Chemical Free

Allergen Free

Comes From a Pure, Unpolluted, Organic Source

Is an Excellent Source for Trace Minerals

Is From Whole, Prehisoric Plant Based Origin Material With Ionic Minerals and Constituents

Highly Conductive/Full of Extra Electrons

Is a Full Spectrum Complex

Our Humic and Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex has Minerals, Amino Acids, Poly Electrolytes, Phytochemicals, Polyphenols, Bioflavonoids and Trace Vitamins included with the Humic and Fulvic Acid. Our Source material is high in these constituents, where other manufacturers use inferior materials.

Try Our Humic and Fulvic Liquid Trace Mineral Complex today. Order Yours Today by Following This Link.

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.