Controversial French journalist sparks outcry with ‘insular Muslim’ comments

Prominent French journalist Eric Zemmour was back in the spotlight Saturday after being barred by a news channel for saying Muslims were elbowing French people out of the suburbs.

The iTELE channel said late Friday that Zemmour would not be invited back to a chatshow he has been appearing in since 2003 following an outcry over his latest remarks.

Zemmour, who recently published a best-seller titled “The French Suicide,” is no stranger to polemics and has been convicted of inciting racial hatred.

The latest controversy erupted after he gave an interview to Italy’s Corriere della Sera newspaper in which he said “Muslims kept to themselves in the suburbs” and the “French were forced to move out.”

Zemmour is a well-known media commentator and columnist for Le Figaro newspaper who prides himself on his outspoken defiance of what he deems politically correct, woolly liberals.

Zemmour’s parents are Jewish Berbers who emigrated from Algeria in the 1950s…

But it is true — they do keep to themselves. Sorry, but I fear our civilization is doomed if a statement like this means the speaker is on the way to becoming an ‘unperson.’