PARIS – Before the deadly shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand , of suspects involved – a 28-year-old, self-styled "regular white man from a regular family" – posted a 74-page manifesto on Twitter.
Fallen, angry texts gave light in the inspiration behind an attack that killed 49 Muslims during Friday's prayers and wounded dozens more. Among other things, the suspect – who was arrested by Christchurch police for murder – said that a trip to France in 2017 convinced him that the country was under "raid" of "nonwhites."
"The last push witnesses the state of the cities and towns of France. For many years I have heard and read the invasion of France by non-singers, many rumors and stories believed to be I'm going to be extraordinary, created to push a political statement, "the suspect wrote.
"But when I arrived in France, I found stories that were not only true, but very small," she continued. A significant detail is suspected of addressing his manifesto "The Great Replacement," a clear reference to the title of a 2012 book by the French polemical right group Renaud Camus.
In that book, Camus said "the theory" that the white majority of Europe is currently in the process of exchanging nonwhite African immigrants of African immigrants and sub-Saharan, many of whom are Muslims.
For years, "great replacement" was the French fighter away, even after the arrival of immigration in Europe fell significantly after a peak in 2015. But the notion of "immense immigration "which undoubtedly inspires a violent cultural conflict has remained, spreading from fringes of public discourse in political mainstream. It also crossed the oceans, and the "great substitute" has become a powerful one in the increasing number of terrorist attacks made by white nationalists.
In Charlottesville, Virgina in August 2017, protesters are investigating "" (In 2018, Camus released another book, this time entitled "Do not Change the US!") In Pittsburgh in November 2018 , the shooter who killed 11 Jews in the smallest anti-Semitic attack on American history seemed motivated by outrage over immigration, and specifically the activities of HIAS, the Hebrew Sheltering and the Immigrant Aid Society, which provided humanitarian assistance to refugees.
Reached by telephone on Friday morning at his home in southwestern France, Camus, now 72, he condemned the violence of Christchurch attacks and that he always condemned similar violent acts. attack. When asked if he objected to how his "great substitute" idea was used, however, he said no.
"In the fact that people notice the ethnic change in progress in my country?" . "No. On the contrary."
He added that he still hoped that the desire for a "counter-revolt" against "colonization in Europe today" was growing, a reference to the increase in the non- population populations. "I hope it becomes stronger," he said, saying that the apparent "demographic colonization" was "20 times more important than the colonization of Europe in Africa."
Meanwhile, "On the one hand, Renaud Camus is described as an extremist ideologue for a distance, but he was also invited to France Culture," said Yasser Louati, a Paris-based Muslim community organizer. "He was given a platform."
France Culture is among the most prestigious, highbrow radio programs in Europe, a French equivalent of the NPR. Camus also discussed the "grand remplacement" in "Répliques," a program that was joined by the famous anchor Alain Finkielkraut, a well-known French intellectual and best-selling author.
"I'm just mad at saying that pretending to be all this is a surprise," said Louati, "in fact it has become normalized."
Now, it seems, the worries of "great substitute" that the relatively remote location of Christchurch, New Zealand – is about 12,000 miles from the country where the idea was born.
"When I was sitting there at the parking lot, in my rental car, I watched a stream of invaders walking through the front door of the shopping center," the suspect wrote to his manifesto, describing a pause in a midsize town in eastern France. "For every French male or female there are twice the number of invaders. I have seen enough, and in anger, to leave the town, refused to remain in the sworn place and to the next town."
" WHY DO NOT HAVE SOMETHING? "The suspect writes, later in the manifesto. "WHY DO NOT DO IT IT?"