The rebellious MP David Guiraud announced on Thursday evening, November 30, that he was taking the matter to court, accusing Éric Zemmour of "incitement to racial hatred" after remarks by the president of Reconquest on the death of young Thomas, stabbed in the Drôme. "Éric Zemmour is a repeat offender. His interview this morning with RMC shows that he still hasn't understood that racism is a crime," reacted David Guiraud on the social network X. "Under Article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, I am referring the matter to the Public Prosecutor for incitement to racial hatred," the MP continued, publishing a letter addressed to the Paris Prosecutor.
"It's always the Thomases who fall and it's always the Shaheed who kills them," the far-right leader said Thursday morning on RMC about the Crépol tragedy. Asked about the punitive expedition of ultra-right activists in Romans-sur-Isère, Éric Zemmour reproached the "media" and the "government" for a "smokescreen" and "ridiculousness" compared to "the murder of Thomas" and the "dozens of deaths at the hands of Arab-Muslim scum".
Éric Zemmour, a former presidential candidate, has already been definitively convicted twice in the past for incitement to hatred, for remarks made in 2010 and 2016.