Zemmour was just found guilty of provoking racial hatred and racial insult, for saying that the so-called "isolated minor migrants" are "thieves, murderers, rapists, that's all they are, they must be sent back and they must not even come".
At the same time, a new trial begins over what he said in a debate against Bernard-Henri Lévy, namely that Pétain saved French Jews. But Zemmour refused to show up to the hearing, and his lawyer left halfway through. The various plaintiff organisations had this to say:
>Zemmour wants to benefit from the political fruit of his filth and refuses that his words be subjected to judgement.
>He has decided that the law holds no legitimacy to him, this man is a criminal.
t. Patrick Klugman, of SOS Racisme
>This is Zemmour's idea of debate. He doesn't care about laws, he has a string of convictions, and he refuses to bow to judicial decisions. It's dangerous, he only follows the rules that he decides himself.
t. Samuel Lejoyeux, of the Union of Jewish Students of France
>Zemmour's words are Holocaust denial and it's clear that he wanted to bring those ideas to public knowledge.
t. Sabrina Goldman, of the International League Against Racism and Antisemitism
>By saying that Pétain saved French Jews, Zemmour's intention is clearly to rehabilitate the criminal, and thereby the crime.
t. Alain Jakubowicz, of J'Accuse