A campaign launched Sunday seeks to mobilise minority voters in the upcoming French political primaries, pointing out that a block vote has the power to eliminate “dangerous” candidates from next year’s presidential elections.
Warning politicians not to “scapegoat” minorities #JeTeVoix (I see you) seeks to punish candidates promising to be tough on crime, uphold secularism, or reduce immigration and privileges for aliens.
One of the campaign’s key architects, Abdel-Rahmène Azzouzi, believes “minorities are easy prey for politicians” and so decided to launch #JeTeVoix to mobilise a block vote to keep out candidates critical of Islam and mass immigration and who are tough on crime.
Chief of Urology at the Hospital of Angers, Azzouzi loudly resigned from his elected seat on the local council in 2015 in protest against France, which he judges to be “the most Islamophobic country in the world”.
The doctor set the project up alongside the Association of France’s Young Chinese, the Representative Council of France’s Black Associations (CRAN), the Voice of the Roma, the Muslim Jewish Conference and the Collective of France’s Muslims.
The campaigner also involved collectives representing banlieues — suburbs with high rates of crime that are populated largely with Muslims — as well as a dozen elected officials and members of civil society groups.
The two major primaries “can serve as a safeguard to eliminate the most dangerous candidate” Azzouzi stressed, adding, “Minorities can make a big difference”. The two major primaries in France — one of which decides the “right [wing] and centre” candidate, the other the left candidate — are open to all voters.
“A civilisation worthy of the name is one that respects its minorities”, the urologist stated, explaining that the campaign’s website will hold politicians who are failing to do so to account.
On #JeTeVoix’s dedicated website, each candidate has been given a profile which, along with a summary of each candidate’s career, education and electoral background, features a list of “facts and important political quotes”. Underneath is information relating to the candidate’s actions and past stances on migration, integration, law and order, Islam, foreign intervention and the European Union.
The campaign has set up an evaluation system, which Azzouzi says operates “in the form of sanctions” that users can issue on the basis of “legal, but also moral” grounds. Candidates can be given yellow and red cards “according to the gravity of their words”, and there is also a “D”— which stands for “disqualified/dangerous/discredited”.
The latter option, the doctor explained, should have “the effect of putting them out of the race as a potential candidate who embodies the values we need”.
For the right wing primaries, which will be held on November 20, the runaway winner with #JeTeVois users is Alain Juppé, a former Prime Minister who has spent decades in the corridors of power.
Juppé is running on an anti-populist platform, and included in his profile are quotes like “We must welcome new immigrants”, which he said in 1999. Also noted is the fact he has consistently opposed France’s niqab ban, and argued in favour of a federal Europe.
The site does record, however, that in 1977 the former Politician said “Jobs traditionally left to foreigners must be occupied by the French”, a reminder that for the site’s organisers, no transgression against open borders will go unnoticed.
Azzouzi hopes #JeTeVoix has a “deterrent effect” on politicians who would oppose open borders and unlimited welfare payments for foreigners, or would criticise Islam. To this end, he said candidates would be closely monitored by “30 to 40 committed volunteers” throughout the primaries.
“We believe that if [minorities] want to rule the destiny of the country, they [themselves] can be the best shield,” the urologist said, adding, “It just requires minorities to understand the amount of power they have in their hands”.
The themes of the #JeTeVoix campaign echo those of the projects backed by Hungarian billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations (OSF) in the runup to 2014’s European Parliament elections.
Documents leaked in August revealed that the globalist hedge fund manager sponsored groups working to monitor and highlight “hate speech” and anti-immigration sentiments.
In papers reviewing the body’s goals, OSF reported they made progress, in the EU elections, in their objective of showing that “migrants are a political constituency to be taken seriously”. They stated particular success in having mobilised voters in the banlieues.