Investigation opened on a former general, accused of anti-Semitic remarks

The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday that it had opened an investigation concerning a former general, Dominique Delawarde, signatory of the so-called forum “Generals”, accused of making anti-Semitic comments on CNews.

The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Friday that it had opened an investigation concerning a former general, Dominique Delawarde, signatory of the so-called forum “Generals”, accused of making anti-Semitic comments on CNews. “The Paris prosecutor’s office today opened an investigation into the heads of public defamation and incitement to hatred and violence because of the origin or membership of an ethnic group, nation, race or religion”, he told AFP.

The investigation was entrusted to the Brigade for the repression of delinquency in persons (BRDP). In November 2020, commenting on a blog on the results of the American presidential election, Dominique Delawarde had endorsed “The hypothesis of significant fraud”, adding: “There are, in my eyes, too many corroborating clues to allow the Western ‘media pack’, of which we know who controls it, to convince me otherwise.”

Friday, on Cnews, the communicator Claude Posternak asked him “Who controls” this “pack”. Retired since the mid-2010s, the general smiles: “You know very well who controls the media pack in the world and in France”. “Who controls the Washington Post, the New York Times, at home BFMTV and all the newspapers that come to group around, who are these people …?”, pretends to wonder the ex-soldier.

“Who ?”, insists Claude Posternak.

“This is the community you know well”, replies Dominique Delawarde.

“We’re not going to leave on that, we’re going to stop there my general, I’m sorry”, immediately cut the host of the show, Jean-Marc Morandini. “We can not let it say on the air, I’m sorry, we cut, we remove the general”, he said. On Twitter, the Licra, the SOS Racisme association and the Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) denounced these comments. It shows “His face, racist and anti-Semitic”, estimated the latter association. Dominique Delawarde is one of the 20 generals to have signed a column published in mid-April in Valeurs Actuelles evoking “The disintegration” of France and which had sparked a political controversy. “We are ready to support policies which will take into consideration the safeguard of the nation”, added these soldiers.

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