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France: Hundreds join far-right Generation Identity march 'against Islamists' in Paris

4 17.11.2019 Инфо

M/S Protest under slogan "Against Islamists, we defend France" organised by Generation Identity, Paris
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M/S Banner (French): "Stop Islamism"
SOT, Marc, Generation Identity supporter (French): "We do believe that all Muslims are obviously not Islamists but that all Islamist attacks are carried out in the name of Islam, and we do believe that non-Islamist Muslims and Islamists are both part of a danger to our civilisation, which is Islamisation. Hence, the Islamist danger is safety related, (let's say the danger of a) violent death from an attack, and the danger of moderate Islam is the propagation on our land and within our society of habits, customs, ideas and practices that are not ours and that we reject."
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M/S Protesters with flags
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SOT, Corentin, Generation Identity supporter (French): "Currently, we can accurately observe the growth in the number of mosques and Islam's presence in France, which is increasingly significant and which takes an increasingly important place, and more rancourous. It's especially driven by associations, like UOIF and CCIF, which actually are associations representing Muslim's affairs in France."
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SOT, Eric, Protester (French): "I am here because of the rally last Sunday in which we saw, within the same demonstration, the number one of the LFI [La France insoumise] party that has the 10 percent of preferences, and the CGT which is still the majority union, demonstrating alongside someone who said 'Allahu akbar' and who said 'if you come to our neighbourhoods, where we have women with veils and we have kids, come armed'. It's really unbearable!"
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M/S Protesters with red flare
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SOT, Protester (French): "I have always asked Muslims, given that some say that there are moderate Muslims, to sign a commitment in which they obviously renounce to sharia and to other principles and respect the principles of democracy and a secular Republic."
W/S Generation Identity protest
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SCRIPT
Hundreds of members and supporters of the far-right Generation Identity movement marched through Paris on Sunday, under the slogan "Against Islamists, we defend France."
The protest comes one week after a crowded rally against Islamophobia. After the deadly attack at the Parisian police headquarters on October 3, the far-right movement called on supporters to take to the streets and denounce jihadists and all those who support them.
"We do believe that all Muslims are obviously not Islamists but that all Islamist attacks are carried out in the name of Islam, and we do believe that non-Islamist Muslims and Islamists are both part of a danger to our civilisation, which is Islamisation. Hence, the Islamist danger is safety related, (let's say the danger of a) violent death from an attack, and the danger of moderate Islam is the propagation on our land and within our society of habits, customs, ideas and practices that are not ours and that we reject," said one protester.
Generation Identity, the youth wing of the French based far-right organisation 'Bloc Identitaire,' was founded in 2012. The group has chapters across Europe and was classified as right-wing extremist by the German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution in 2019.