Socialist Leader Reacts to Poitiers
Novopress, the news agency of the Bloc Identitaire reports:
In a communiqué posted at the Socialist Party website, the former head of SOS-Racism, and current First Secretary of the Socialist Party, Harlem Désir (born Jean-Baptiste Désir), is calling for the dissolution of the Génération Identitaire:
"I condemn as vigorously as possible the occupation of the future mosque of Poitiers by the extreme right-wing group Génération Identitaire.
I condemn this act of hatred by violent fanatics who attack not only the Muslims of France but also the Republic that guarantees freedom of religion and the principle of laïcité.
"I demand the dissolution of this fanatical group whose violent actions are a threat to public order, to the public safety and to the cohesion of the Republic."
In his communiqué, Harlem Désir is careful not to indicate the violence that was committed, since there was none; and even the MSM in their articles on this temporary occupation of the future mosque of Poitiers acknowledge that there was none. But he has adopted, as he often does, the maxim: "Slander, slander, something of it will always remain."
Note: The French version of the maxim, which derives from The Barber of Seville by Beaumarchais, but is not an exact quote, reads:
"Calomniez, calomniez, il en restera toujours quelque chose."
As early as 1623 Francis Bacon used the Latin version of the saying in De Augmentis Scientiarum:
"Audacter calumniare, semper aliquid haeret"
Which means that you should slander and continue to slander, and even if it is proved that you have slandered, some will always believe the lie (no matter how much proof to the contrary is available).
One more photo from this uplifting event: