Eric Zemmour: “The French People Are Being Expropriated From Their Country”

In the following excerpt from a French TV talk show, the popular commentator Eric Zemmour discusses the Great Replacement, drawing on a recent and controversial study of demographic information on migrants in French cities.

Many thanks to MissPiggy for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes and RAIR Foundation for the subtitling:

The article below from the French online magazine Causeur (also translated by MissPiggy) describes the demographic studies referred to by Eric Zemmour in the video. Open the original article to see the maps:

Immigration and urban demographics: France Stratégie’s barely believable maps — What France Stratégie’s maps tell us

Observatory of Immigration and Demography — August 24, 2021

Seine Saint-Denis, inner Paris… but also Rennes or Limoges (!): the proportion of 0-18 year olds born to non-European parents is exploding in many urban areas. A historic demographic shift. Analysis.

For many years, the issue of ethnic statistics has been a hot topic in the debates on migration, its scientific approach and its repercussions in French society.

Indeed, the current jurisprudence of the Constitutional Council considers that “if the processing necessary for the conduct of studies on the measurement of the diversity of people’s origins […] can be based on objective data, they cannot be based on ethnic origin or race without violating the principle set forth in Article 1 of the Constitution” (decision of 15 November 2007).

Nevertheless, if the composition of databases based on “race” or self-declared ethnic origin — such as exist in the United States or in Great Britain — remains formally prohibited, the same is not true for the national origin of individuals. Based on census data, INSEE maintains a whole statistical apparatus relating to the number of immigrants living in France (NB: only individuals born abroad are considered immigrants), the number of children born to immigrant parents and their countries of origin.

It is on this basis that France Stratégie, a forward-looking organization affiliated with the Prime Minister, published a vast study in 2020 devoted to “residential segregation in France”.

The scope of the study

Looking at the INSEE data available for the 55 French “urban units” with more than 100,000 inhabitants, France Stratégie’s teams have drawn up a detailed map aimed at understanding “the unequal distribution in the urban space of the different categories of population” with regard to several criteria measured in 2017: age group, activity status (employed/unemployed/inactive), socio-professional category, housing tenure status (HLM or other)… But also direct migratory origin: immigrants and their children.

Thanks to an exhaustive cartographic transposition work that should be praised, the site created for the occasion allows one to visualize, for each of the large and medium-sized French cities:


The percentage of European / non-European immigrants among 25-54 year olds;


The percentage of children born to European / non-European immigrants among 0-18 year olds.

By mobilizing the depth of the census data, this site proposes to visualize the history of these statistics on several milestones of the last fifty years: in 1968, 1975, 1990, 1999 and 2017 — the last year studied. It is thus possible to obtain a faithful vision of the major demographic transformations that French cities have undergone over the past half-century.

Said mapping work is carried out both at the level of communes and IRIS zones (“Ilôts regroupés pour l’information statistique”), which correspond to a division by neighborhood of about 2,000 inhabitants each applied by the INSEE. The choice of this fine grid offers us real precision in the geographical analysis of the phenomena.

In view of the very rich elements thus made available, it is clear that the changes generated by migratory flows are particularly striking, as are the phenomena of geographic separation that they induce in all metropolises.

We propose to examine a few significant examples here, focusing on a single indicator: the percentage of 0-18 year-olds born to non-European immigrants and its evolution since 1990.

Let us begin with two zooms in the urban unit of Paris, which will focus on:


The department of Seine-Saint-Denis,


The capital city within the city limits.


INSEE data mapped by France Stratégie tells us that immigrant children or children born to non-European immigrant parents are in the majority among the 0-18 age group in more than half of the municipalities of Seine-Saint-Denis in 2017.

This shift is particularly marked in certain communes:

  • La Courneuve: 75% of 0-18 year-olds were born to non-European immigrant parents (less than a quarter of minors residing in the commune are therefore of French or European origin)
  • Villetaneuse: 73%.
  • Clichy-sous-Bois: 72%.
  • Aubervilliers: 70%.
  • Pierrefitte-sur-Seine: 69%.

If the same analysis is conducted by IRIS zone, it becomes clear that the percentages concerned are even higher in some neighborhoods of these cities — up to 84% in some areas of Clichy-sous-Bois:


Video transcript:

00:00   During my vacation, from which I just returned from at end of August,
00:04   I saw that a study was unearthed by and posted with maps.
00:10   This study was published last year, in 2020 by France Stratégie,
00:15   an official public organization, which is connected to the Prime Minister, which includes
00:19   figures from Insee, one of the most official institutions and the least controversial.
00:26   Unquestionably. —Exactly. First of all that, then secondly, preparing for this program,
00:32   I realized that we were going to talk about 1) the maps from France Stratégie on immigration.
00:37   2) We’re going to talk, I’m going to talk, about Marseilles and I said to myself,
00:41   my critics are still going to say, “Ah. he’s obsessed with immigration” and so on.
00:46   In fact, it amused me, because I see that it’s now the news that is obsessed with immigration.
00:51   The maps from France Stratégie, Macron going to Marseille, and Mélenchon just talks about that.
00:56   The right, each candidate in the primaries making a little effort by pointing out what
01:04   they haven’t done for the last thirty years. So, I was amused during my preparation for the show.
01:09   Observing this effervescence, a subject at a boiling point which we aren’t normally
01:13   allowed to talk about. So that’s my preamble. As for France Stratégie,
01:17   I was also struck by the reactions to this study posted on
01:24   You noticed that when published this study, all the press,
01:29   in general, most of the newspapers, in particular,
01:32   the left-wing newspapers, but all the weeklies, etc.,
01:35   they said: “This is scandalous; it’s an old study. They used it as exploitation, and moreover
01:42   those weren’t the only data on immigration, there were other data,” etc.
01:46   And I made a tiny remark that journalism had become French journalism.
01:51   They suffocated the subject, and then when in spite of that, the subject is exhumed,
01:57   they say it’s scandalous, it’s a manipulation. It’s an exploitation.
02:01   I was really amused by reading the comments from all the newspapers.
02:04   I had the time during my vacation.
02:07   So that allows me to talk about it. Well, now let’s go to the substance.
02:11   Why is this map so breathtakingly edifying and confirming the most apocalyptic intuitions?
02:20   They took, among other things, I’m not saying these are the only figures,
02:24   but it’s these figures that really speak for themselves. They took the number of children
02:28   aged 0 to 18, who have at least one foreign, non-European parent.
02:35   And they went to, I think, 55 cities and so on. And this proves two things.
02:43   First, it shows that the areas with Maghrebian and African immigration,
02:51   where there was a significant migration since the ’60s and ’70s,
02:56   have become uniformly or will become uniformly Maghrebian and African,
03:04   with a large Islamist majority, excuse me, an Islamic majority.
03:10   Take the figure, for example, from Seine-Saint-Denis. So at the moment,
03:15   Seine-Saint-Denis has, I think, 55% of children being born to foreign, non-European parents.
03:22   And when you dig deeper, you have cities like Aubervilliers, which has 75%.
03:27   Nothing in the study indicates religion. —No, no, of course, but when you say, non-European,
03:35   that means North Africans or Africans, some Asians, but there are not many.
03:39   So we know that it means mostly Muslims, but you’re right. There are Africans who are not Muslims.
03:45   Yes, there are some who are Christians. —Absolutely. You are absolutely right.
03:48   So first, there’s that. Regions with a very high level of immigration over the last forty years
03:55   have now become uniformly the product of this non-European immigration.
04:02   If we are at 75%, you see, it means, this is the very definition of the Great Replacement.
04:08   That means that cities, like where I grew up in Drancy, and when I was a child
04:13   there was an enormous European majority… —Just to touch on the Great Replacement,
04:17   you know very well, you and I both… —Yes, of course. —Usually it is an ideological notion
04:21   with a certain intention, even Marine Le Pen had to hold back her words.
04:26   Marine Le Pen would not use these terms;
04:29   that’s her problem, but it’s not bad. That’s my assumption.
04:32   Forgive me, if I may continue…? —Please do. —Isn’t the replacement just a demographic upheaval?
04:37   No, because it’s more than an upheaval. It’s a genuine replacement.
04:41   Meaning, you have a population which is French, white, Christian, of Greco-Roman culture,
04:49   borrowing again the famous terminology from General De Gaulle, and after forty years,
04:54   that is replaced by a population who are Maghrebian, African and for the most part Muslim.
04:59   That’s what you call a replacement. A population is eradicated from the civilization
05:04   and replaced by another civilization. You could say, as you did, for example,
05:09   World War I, as you said, Christine, we call it the Great War.
05:16   And now we have the Great Replacement.
05:19   It’s a fact, and it is a process; how shall I explain it to you?
05:23   It can be justifiably assumed according to these maps, that… —An evolution. —It’s a process.
05:27   Or a great evolution. —It is a process, a process. It’s the same as saying the Great Plague,
05:30   the Great Depression, from 1929, see it’s not, there isn’t a…
05:34   Because I would like to understand what’s behind
05:38   the concept of the Great Replacement, which was introduced by Renaud Camus.
05:42   Renaud Camus coined the term. —He coined it,
05:45   but it already existed since… —It’s the UN that talks about population replacement and then…
05:49   Isn’t there an intention behind all this?
05:53   I don’t attribute; I don’t say that the Western elites want to replace their people
05:59   with another people. I don’t say that. I say they submit to it and that they accept it,
06:06   and some, as we’ll see, like Mélenchon, they glorify it.
06:10   I’m not saying that they said to themselves forty years ago,
06:13   “Hey, let’s replace them.” No, I’m not saying that.
06:16   I’m not saying that Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, when he introduced family reunification, said
06:19   to himself, “Ah, I’m going to replace Christian whites with blacks and Muslims from the Maghreb.”
06:26   I never said that. I don’t even think that, either, but on the other hand, I think there are some
06:31   who submit to it and some have theories about it and say that it’s great, that it’s diversity, etc.
06:38   Yes, but we’re going to talk about all that. So, first of all, as I was saying,
06:42   the neighborhoods and cities that have experienced much of the
06:46   North African and African immigration in the last forty years have been taken over.
06:50   There are hardly any native French people left. The second lesson is
06:54   that in cities and regions such as Brittany or in cities that are
07:00   somewhat removed from the major economic areas, like Limoges, the study includes
07:06   Limoges as an example, these regions and cities
07:10   which until recently had known almost no immigration,
07:14   there was a strong increase. It went roughly from 1% to 15% in Rennes,
07:21   from 5% to 20%, in Nantes,
07:26   and we’ve known that for several years now, we have seen the consequences
07:31   with an explosion of delinquency. There are two phenomena.
07:35   1) The concretization of the Great Replacement.
07:39   Meaning that we have neighborhoods and cities where there are almost only children
07:46   from the Maghreb and African immigrants, and secondly
07:50   this phenomenon is spreading throughout the country.
07:54   It is becoming a national phenomenon, even cities
07:58   that previously did not experience this, now do.
08:03   Isn’t a just a question of, excuse me… —Please go ahead.
08:07   Isn’t it just a question of geographical regrouping?
08:10   Couldn’t that be a way to understand the goal behind it? —This question makes me smile,
08:14   because this is the argument we’ve been using for forty years.
08:18   That means, you know, every time, what I call the people of the denial,
08:23   find us arguments. Even forty years ago there were in fact as many foreigners as in the ’30s.
08:30   That’s something Dimitri didn’t know was the argument in the ’80s.
08:34   Now there are just as many foreigners. We had 6-7% and then we understood that we have as many
08:41   foreigners as in the ’30s, so we simply naturalized massively.
08:45   So obviously even if we took 100 million Africans and gave them all a national identity card,
08:49   there would still be the same quota of foreigners. So we have people in denial today? —Yes.
08:54   The denial today is twofold. It is as you said,
08:57   ah, but maybe it’s because they are badly distributed.
09:00   They aren’t badly distributed; they advance little by little. That means, in the districts
09:07   where they are important, the French flee and so there are just these people.
09:11   That’s Seine-Saint-Denis. Cities we mentioned, in Marseille, which we’ll see later on, etc.,
09:18   and then in the cities and regions where there were none, well, they continue to advance
09:22   and so in Lille we’re at 20%, so that means that in 20 years time, in Nantes and in Limoges,
09:31   there will be 50% of North African and African immigrants. That’s logical.
09:38   So you go along with the authors of the concept of creolization. Let’s say between the concept
09:43   of creolization carried by a part of the left and the theory of the Great Replacement
09:47   followed by part of the right on the subject of the demographic evolution,
09:51   which creates continual controversy. It’s clear to see. So why, Eric Zemmour,
09:55   can’t this debate be approached calmly? Why is it concretely manifesting in this political divide?
10:00   You know, it’s normal that this topic isn’t approached in a calm way,
10:09   because it’s about the destiny of the people, the destiny of the nation,
10:14   the French people are being expropriated from this territory and from their country,
10:19   That’s significant, so it’s quite normal that no one is calm
10:24   about this phenomenon. —Expropriated is somewhat of a strong word,
10:30   isn’t it? —Take a look around in Seine-Saint-Denis when you go down to Aubervilliers.
10:33   In certain locations. —In certain locations. As I said, it’s a movement that advances.
10:36   Allow me to resume my previous argument, so what is happening?
10:41   The Great Replacement and the creolization for me are synonymous terms.
10:46   Simply, it is the same phenomenon that is being described.
10:50   Simply put, the first group say it is a catastrophe,
10:53   and for the second group it’s magnificent, but it is the same thing.

4 thoughts on “Eric Zemmour: “The French People Are Being Expropriated From Their Country”

  1. Everywhere yak yak yak. The crazy old Joe Biden all arming the Muslim enemy and emboldening their steeped in cave dweller savage millions in cities towns and villages al-accross the Christian world and the dumb founded remains of NATO – what now? Countries had better get on a real war footing and fast. The fifth column is everywhere. Just waiting. The Muslims are not missing a beat. Oh well.

  2. Christine huh..? So that’s her name.
    Is that what C-News stands for?
    But really, this is quite horrifying but completely expected.
    It’s good that someone at least is talking about it, but when will something be done for Europe to Survive? Or is it too late already. I definitely think it’s too late for any conventional, legal, or socially accepted approaches.

    I am (how shall I put it..) Gravely Concerned!

  3. Whether it is France or Smerica the gosl is to keep the labor force fractured and divided along racial lines and underpaid while the plutocrats confiscate the wealth of nations.

  4. What is highly amusing is, the French military is scaring the French elites because deep down they know their time is coming to and end. Priceless.

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