Could you imagine an Arab-Muslim as the head of a cultural institution named the Jewish World Institute?
Well, in France, which often prides itself for being anti-Islam, an unapologetic Zionist heads the Arab World Institute.
Indeed, Jack Lang, president of the Arab World Institute since 2013, is a big supporter of the Zionist project as per his latest comments.
The Palestine Chronicle reports:
The President of the Arab World Institute in Paris compared Arab intellectuals who objected to the display of Israeli artworks as part of an exhibition to ‘sheep’, in an interview with Radio J, the New Arab reported on Thursday.
The exhibition was condemned by the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign for its display of Israeli-owned works. Over 250 intellectuals from the Arab world, including Lebanese writer Elias Khoury, Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman, and Algerian diplomat Lakhdar Brahimi, signed an open letter against it in December.
In a January 2021 interview with a Moroccan news outlet, the Arab World Institute’s president, Jack Lang, praised Rabat’s signing of the US-brokered agreement.
Lang’s comments have sparked outrage in Palestine.
Who’s Jack Lang?
Jack Lang is a French politician of Jewish descent.
A leftist-socialist, he has been the country’s minister of culture (1981-1986 and 1988-1993) as well the minister of national education (1992-1993 and 2002-2002).
He’s worn many other hats (European parliamentarian, founder of a famed music festival, theater actor, writer, etc.).
Someone so influential in European society must have an impeccable reputation, right?
Lang, who has been attending gay rights marches since the 70s, has been accused of pedophilia, specifically targeting young boys in Morocco with fellow French politicians as well as engaging in pedophilic activities in France itself (see the “Le Coral affair”).
Coincidentally, he was one of the too many influential French signatories of that infamous ’77 petition pushing for the decriminalization of pedophilia.
The Guardian reports :
Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir and the current French health and education ministers Bernard Kouchner and Jack Lang were among the signatories of petitions in the 1970s calling for paedophilia to be decriminalised, it emerged yesterday.
The petitions were issued after a 1977 trial that saw three men jailed for non-violent sex offences against children aged 12 and 13. “Three years in prison for caresses and kisses: enough is enough,” one petition, signed by Mr Kouchner and Mr Lang, said.
Essentially, this pedophilia and LGBTQ+ activist has represented France’s culture and education over many decades.
It’s worth noticing that Frédéric Mitterrand, a famous television personality in France during the 80s, has also been the minister of culture (2009-2012) and has also been involved in pedophile scandals (unlike Lang, though, he’s not only an LGBTQ+ activist, but himself an open homosexual as well).
Such a beautiful culture and civilization!
What’s the Arab World Institute?
The Arab World Institute, or Institut du Monde Arabe in French (abbreviated IMA), is a museum founded in the 80s supposed to showcase “Arab-Islamic culture.”
Why is that all so controversial?
It’s not because Lang gets some 10,000 euros every month despite the institution’s financial crisis.
It’s that their definition of “Arab-Islamic” culture is a neo-Orientalist one, where religion is diluted not much by culture, but more so by the most cliché type of folklore one could imagine.
For instance, in order to fight “Islamophobia” after the 2015 Charlie Hebdo attacks, Lang decided to respond with “interfaith dialogue” and music shows.
While these at least have Arabic names (to fool people), they didn’t shy away from inviting a Hindu dancer named Raghunath Manet in 2008 to perform at the institute.
How is a Hindu from South India a representative of Arabs or Muslims?
Is that how France sees its Arabs and its Muslims?
Is it any surprise that France would put as head of its Arab-Muslim institute an overpaid LGBTQ+ activist and suspected pedophile who imposes “interfaith dialogue” and summons Hindus to represent “Arab-Islamic culture”?
So, again, never forget to #BoycottFrance.