“I believe it necessary to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that is overcoming us.”

“I am healthy in body and mind and am overwhelmed with love for my wife and children. I love life and expect nothing beyond that, save the perpetuation of my race and my spirit. However, in the evening of this life, faced with grave perils for my French and European homeland, I feel a duty to act while I still have the force to do it. I believe it necessary to sacrifice myself to break the lethargy that is overcoming us. I offer what remains of my life with the intention of protest and foundation. I chose a highly symbolic place, the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, which I respect and admire. It was built by the genius of my ancestors on more ancient places of worship, recalling our immemorial origins.”


“Dominique Venner, the far-right French essayist who shot himself before the altar of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris on Tuesday, was a bitter opponent of same-sex marriage and influence of Islam in France.”

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