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Bloc identitaire

Identity Bloc
Bloc identitaire
Leader Fabrice Robert
Founded 6 April 2003
Headquarters BP 13
06301 Nice Cedex 04
Ideology French nationalism
Identitarism
Nouvelle Droite
Political position Far-right
International affiliation None
European affiliation None
Colours orange,
blue
Website
http://www.bloc-identitaire.com/
Politics of France
Political parties
Elections

The Bloc Identitaire is a regionalist nativist[1] Guillaume Faye's works in the Nouvelle Droite movement.

The Bloc Identitaire aims to be a "rally for young French and Europeans who are proud of their roots and of their heritage". It opposes "imperialism, whether it be American or Islamic".

The Bloc identitaire runs the nationalist press agency and website Novopress, that has associates in most of Western Europe and North America.[2]

The Bloc Identitaire is a composite of a number of strains of political thought including Catholic social teaching, direct democracy, regionalist decentralisation, non-Marxist European socialisms and Yann Fouere's concept of a Europe of 100 flags.[3]

The Bloc identitaire has been accused of intentionally distributing several popular soups containing pork in order to exclude religious Jews or Muslims; in Strasbourg, Nice, Paris, and in Antwerp with the association Antwerpse Solidariteit close to the Vlaams Belang. These so-called "identity soups" ("soupes identitaires") have been forbidden by the prefecture of the Haut-Rhin in Strasbourg on 21 January 2006, and called "discriminatory and xenophobic" by MEP Catherine Trautmann (PS) in a 19 January 2006 letter to the High authority for the struggle against discrimination and for equality (HALDE).

This ethno-regionalist movement has also organised a campaign against the rap group Sniper in 2003, which was taken out by the conservative Union for a Popular Movement (UMP) and translated itself in the cancellation of several concerts of the band. UMP deputy Nadine Morano interpolated Interior Minister (UMP) Nicolas Sarkozy on this theme, while 200 UMP deputies, led by François Grosdidier, tried without success to censor several hip-hop bands. Sarkozy criticized the hip-hop group as "ruffians who dishonour France."

In 2004, the Bloc identitaire also organized a campaign against Italian writer Cesare Battisti, one-time member of the terrorist group Armed Proletarians for Communism, who was wanted in Italy for an assassination carried out during the years of lead in which he denies responsibility. Battisti accused the "cell of the Italian embassy" of having "financed" the Bloc identitaire's campaign against him (in Ma Cavale, p. 160). Battisti was convicted to life sentence in his homeland for a total of 36 charges, including participation on four murders. The French government would subsequently decide to extradite him to Italy, but Battisti escaped to Brazil where he was granted political asylum.

In November 2012 the Generation Identitaire, the youth wing of the BI, occupied the mosque in Poitiers, the site where Charles Martel defeated an invading Muslim Moorish force in 732.[4]

In Austria there is a partner organisation named Identitäre Bewegung. Similar groups also exist in the Federal Republic of Germany and in the Czech Republic.

References

  1. ^ Haydn Rippon "Occupy Le Mosque: France's New Radical Nativism", 02 November 12.
  2. ^ Ludovic Finez, « Les "infos" xénophobes de Novopress », 27 July 2005.
  3. ^ Haydn Rippon "Occupy Le Mosque: France's New Radical Nativism", 02 November 12.
  4. ^ Haydn Rippon "Occupy Le Mosque: France's New Radical Nativism", 02 November 12.

External links

  • First official website
  • Second official website
  • Generation Identitaire
  • Interview with Fabrice Robert in English
  • In depth article on BI and mosque occupation
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