Sunday, January 11, 2015

French TV star fired after call for Muslims' deportation to avoid ‘chaos & civil war’

French journalist Eric Zemmour (Reuters/Jacky Naegelen)

Katharine Lackey, USA TODAY

A top French TV presenter has been sacked for saying that Muslims should be deported to avoid “chaos and civil war.” His comments have sparked a heated debate, with some on the right defending him and leftists denouncing him as a racist.

Eric Zemmour was dropped from the iTELE channel from the chat show he has been a participant of for over a decade. This followed remarks he made, published in Italy’s Corriere della Sera, where he said, “Muslims kept themselves to the suburbs” and the “French were forced to move out,” The Local reported. He also stated that the 5 million or so Muslims living in France “should be deported to avoid chaos and civil war.”

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