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Alexandre del Valle is an Italo-French geopolitician and researcher at Institut Choiseul for International Politics and Geoeconomics. His research focuses on radical Islam, terrorism and Turkey's accession to European Union. He is the main analyst of the Red-green-brown alliance paradigm.

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Biography

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Early life

Del Valle was born in Marseille, France. He is a son of Pieds-Noirs. His father was a Sicilian from Tunisia and his mother a Spaniard from Algeria.[1]

In 2001, he married a Jewish Argentine woman, Monica Althman.

Education

He attended the Sciences Po school and obtained the Diplôme de l'institut d'études politiques d'Aix en Provence with an Arabic Area and International Relations specialization.

He also received a Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA) on Military History-security-defense at the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence (Institute of Political Studies), a Diplôme d'études approfondies of European History of doctrines and political institutions at the Università degli Studi di Milano with Professor Albertoni in 1994-1995.

Alexandre del Valle has studies the Political Life of Lebanon and the legal status of Jewish and Christian minorities in Muslims states at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Beyrouth.

Del Valle has studied geopolitics and Islamic World with Yves Lacoste, Pierre-Marie Gallois, Bruno Étienne, Gilles Kepel and Bat Ye'Or.

Bibliography

He is the author of:

  • Islamisme et États-Unis, une alliance contre l'Europe, L'Age d'Homme, Lausanne, 1997, ISBN 2825110604
  • Guerres contre l'Europe, Bosnie, Kosovo, Techétchénie, Syrtes, 2000
  • Le Totalitarisme islamiste à l'assaut des démocraties, Syrtes, 2002
  • La Turquie dans l'Europe, un cheval de Troie islamiste?, Syrtes, 2004
  • Le Dilemme Turc, les vrais enjeux de la candidature d'Ankara, Syrtes, 2006
  • Perchè la Turchia non deve entrare nell'Europa, Guerini, may, 2009, Torino, Italy
  • A Islamizaçao de Europa, A civilisaçao edit, Lisboa, Portugal, June 2009

His next book, based on his PhD research and due in December 2009 in Italy (Lindau) and in France (Les Syrtes) is entitled The Reds, The Browns and the Greens (Communists, Nazis and Islamists). It describes the new anti-western and anti-American totalitarian Axis composed by Islamists, nostalgics of Communism and Nazism [2].

Columnist career

He is a regular columnist at Le Figaro, France Soir, Israel Magazine, La Une, Quaderni geopolitici, Europa dei Popoli and others. He publishes articles in geopolitical magazines and reviews such as Daedalos Papers, Nova Storica, Politique Internationale, Herodote, Outre Terre, Geostrategics, Geopolitical affairs, Stratégiques and others.

Academic career

He is the co-founder and member of the Scientific Council of Geopolitics of Daedalos Institute[3], based in Nicosia, Cyprus. He has been teaching Geopolitics at the Ecole de Guerre Economique (EGE) and is currently a associate researcher at Institut Choiseul for International Politics and Geoeconomics.

Since 2004, in the framework of Daedalos Institute, Alexandre del Valle is studying the growth of Political Islam in Turkey and its application to accede to the European Union.

Del Valle claims to work with moderate Muslims such as Mezri Haddad, Houchang Nahavandi, Jbil Kebir or Mohamed Sifaoui, who publicly supported him and explained that Del Valle was a supporter of a modern and secular Islam and only denounced radical islam just as many Muslims do[4].

Political career

Apart from being a geopolitician, he is, together with Rachid Kaci, the founder of the liberal-conservative Right, La Droite Libre, which is a branch of the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP), the French ruling party. The Droite Libre[5] slogan runs: "Secularity, defence of the West and Freedom, and struggle against politically correctness". Before belonging to the UMP, Del Valle belonged since 1993 to the Rally for the Republic, the former Gaullist ruling party and from 1998 to 2001 to the RPF, a souverainist-Gaullist movement led by former minister Charles Pasqua and by Philippe de Villiers.

Main ideas, beliefs and present researches

Part of a series on
Controversies related to Islam and Muslims

Criticism of Islam

Islam · Muhammad · Qur'an · Islamism

Issues

Dhimmi · Eurabia · Islamism · Sharia
Jihad · Pan-Islamism · Qutbism
Divisions of the world in Islam
Muslim persecution of Buddhists Persecution of Bahá'ís
Persecution of Hindus
Chhotaa Ghallooghaaraa
Persecution of Shia Muslims
Freedom of religion in Iran
Muslim persecution of Christians
Islamophobia · Attitudes towards terrorism

Activities

Apostasy in Islam
Islamic terrorism
Homosexuality and Islam
The Satanic Verses controversy
Islam and domestic violence
Islam and antisemitism
Islam and slavery
Namus · Honor killings
Death by stoning

Notable modern critics

Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Ayaan Hirsi Ali · Irshad Manji
Daniel Pipes · Philippe de Villiers
Alexandre del Valle · Ibn Warraq
Geert Wilders · Oriana Fallaci
Robert Spencer · Theo van Gogh
Afshin Ellian · Salman Rushdie
Ahmad Kasravi · Taha Hussein
Turan Dursun · Wafa Sultan
Lord Pearson

Extremist related events since 2001

Alexandre del Valle has passed a geopolitical PhD on the Red-green-brown alliance. He contributes to a better analysis of new totalitarian threats. One of his major references is Karl Popper and his historical work: The Open Society and its Enemies.

Del Valle describes what he calls the new Western and European Munich in the face of Islamist fascism. He also analyses, as Bat Yé'or, the dhimmitude which has gradually been befalling the declining "psychologically as well as demographically" countries of Europe which seem to be sinking into a condition which Bat Ye'or has described as Eurabia.

Theory on red-green-brown alliance against the West

Del Valle describes the emergence of a Red-Green-Brown Axis: the Red of the extreme left, the Brown of the extreme right, and the Green of Islamism. The different components of this Axis have for a common objective the struggle against the new faces of Evil: America, Israel,Imperialism, and even the West in its entirety.

According to his theories, Islamism, the third totalitarianism after Nazism and communism, extents the aspirations of its two predecessors: seizing the struggle of civilizations and religions then declaring war on the non-Muslim world in the name of the "dispossessed". This totalitarianism seduces as much those nostalgics for the pagan Third Reich, resolved to eradicate Judaism and Christianity, as it does those partisans of communism, determined to come to blows with capitalism and the West.

This junction of Red, Brown and Green totalitarianisms around the cause of Palestinian martyrs, Iraqis and Afghans, as much as the revolutionary figure of Usama bin Laden, confirms the leadership, henceforth uncontested, of revolutionary Islamism. From now on, this exerts a real fascination upon the other totalitarian options defeated by history (Nazism and Communism) and, consequently, condemned either to reconstitute themselves or to join the Islamist revolution in order to pursue their struggle against liberal democracies. According to Alexandre Del Valle, this alliance between the New Third World (Hugo Chavez's anti-American regime and its Bolivian and Cuban allies), the Islamists and the Rogue States such as Iran, Syria, North Corea, Sudan and pro-Palestinian terrorists movements will be in the future the Main danger for both North America and Europe.

Pan-West: the new paradigm

Alexandre del Valle calls to built a New "Pan-West"[6] organization which would gather more strongly USA and old Europe, trying to convince Russia to join it instead of supporting anti-western coalitions led by China, Iran and Venezuela. In 2000, after the Kosovo war, Del Valle wrote that it is necessary for the West to make self criticism on the Washington and Europeans mistakes when USA and EU supported the Islamists and the Saudis and partly still do it. He also deplores the anti-Russian and anti-Serbian attitudes that agitated the cold war period and incited Moscow to join the wrong and anti-western Axis. Back then, he condemns those expressing anti-American feelings in Europe, Latin-America and Russia. That for, he suggests the promotion of a strategic alliance between the 3 western keystone states. USA, Orthodox Europe and Western Europe should build a stronger alliance in the face of Islamic threat.

Theory on post-Kemalist Turkey

Following the above demonstration, Del Valle opposes Turkey to adhere to the EU[7].

According to Alexandre del Valle, Turkey is neither European geographically (except for Istanbul and Thrace); nor is it European in terms of its habits nor in terms of its cultural consciousness. Even if a small Kemalist minority or the inhabitants of the poshy suburbs of Istanbul feel European, the inhabitants of east Istanbul, Ankara or Anatolia feel closer to their Iraqi neighbours than to the European or even the Christian Greek. Del Valle explains that the NATO, which Turkey belongs to, is not the key locks for the entry into the European Union. Saying that it is necessary to integrate Turkey so as to show that Europe is not a Christian club and does not reject an Islamic candidate is not rational. And seeing Turkey as a secular exception and natural ally against Islamism thanks to the legacy of Ataturk is erroneous. Because the new post-kemalist Turkey, led by Erdogan and Islamic ruling party AKP, allows and claims back all that which was rejected by Mustapha Kemal Ataturk: the Hijab, the Islamic political parties and compulsory religious instruction at school[8].

Del Valle says that Kemalism was dismantled in the 50s and 60s with the governments of Adnan Menderes and Süleyman Demirel and got politically dead under Turgut Özal, the architect of the re-Islamization which abolished the article 163 that had prohibited the Islamist parties. A country like Turkey which is ruled by a party stemming from an Islamist movement which has been attaining victory in elections since the beginning of the 90s is not any more a secular and kemalist country. But it is what he calls a "post-kemalist" State.

The main Theory of del Valle is that Europe and US have become the main allies, capable of imposing the dismantling of the militarist-Kemalist power in Turkey, in the name of western democracy. The first goal of AKP is to avenge, after having perfected the de-Kemalization of the country, the affront suffered in 1923 at the time of the abolition of the Caliphate and the Shariah. By the way, if Turkey would access the European Union, Europe would have for its immediate neighbours Iran of the Mullahs, Syria - sponsor of Hezbollah and Irak.

Finally, he advocates that the best way to preserve the Kemalist exception and secularism in Turkey would keep Turkey outside of Europe and to build what President Nicolas Sarkozy calls a Special Partnership.

Controversies

The first book of Alexandre del Valle provoked a controversy in France and in the USA. Del Valle's main theory, inspired by Samuel Huntington and Pierre-Marie Gallois, was criticized and analysed in Middle East Quartely, published in September 1998, by Bat Ye'or[9], who reproached him being too much hostile to Bill Clinton US administration but congratulated him for denouncing the Islamic threat willing to conquer the world. After 2000, Bat Ye'Or[10] and Daniel Pipes noticed that Alexandre Del Valle was not anymore anti-American and became a supporter US Administration. In an other article published in Middle East Quartely, Spring 2000 [11], french-American geopolitician Laurent Murawiec member of the Hudson Institute, reproached Del Valle from having supported the Serbian during the Balkan wars. Murawiec defines Del Valle as essentially hostile to Muslims and criticizes its analysis on American former global pro-Muslim strategy during the Cold War. In his website, we can find his answer to Laurent Murawiec[12].

"History and the tragedy of September 11 have proven me right", writes Del Valle. He adds that Mr. Murawiec omits to mention that since his first book written at a younger age, Del Valle has written five additional books. Three of them including Le Totalitarisme Islamiste a l'assaut des démocraties has been defined as a "pro-American and pro-zionist book"[13][14]. Additionally, since the September 11 attacks in 2001, Del Valle has written chronicles and articles published in Le Figaro and Politique Internationale where he calls for a union to be formed with the United States and in which he denounces all forms of anti-western and anti-American feelings. Murawiec himself has written an essay which also deplores the present pro-Saudi and pro-islamist strategy and politically correcness of American presidents who never dared nominating Saudi Arabia and wahhabism as the real ennemy and the supporters of Radical Islam [15].

Around 2002, Del Valle has been attacked by extreme-right, left wing[16] and extreme left magazines such as Le Monde Diplomatique[17] and the pro-Palestinian and anti-zionist MRAP[18]. Some extreme right movements, believing that Alexandre del Valle had been close to their visions in his early writings on Islamism and America, denounce now his Zionism and the fact he was very close to the Jewish Community. We can read: Del Valle share Zionists ideas [19] or The "outing" of Alexandre del Valle, reveals its close links with the Zionist ultra-right[20]. In an article published in April 2002[21], french far-left-trotskyst organisation Ras l'front claims that Alexandre Del Valle had originally set out its arguments in far right-wing circles, especially during lectures at meetings of the ultra right or the New Right. Del Valle refutes the claims and bring the matter in courts[22]. These trials with peripeteias eventually resulted in a decision from the 11th Chamber of the Court of appeal of Paris in 2005, which dismissed Del Valle who carried out an action for defamation against Ras L'front (diffamation)[23][24][25].

In two other trials, Alexandre del Valle and his lawyer, Gilles-William Goldnadel (fr), the french President of "Droit à la Sécurité" and "France Israël association" (who also was Oriana Fallaci's lawyer in France), won two other cases : one in 2006 against the MRAP, an antiracist organization led by french communist Mouloud Aounit, and a second against Canal+ (TV Channel), in 2007 (17th court of Paris). The 17th court of Paris dismissed the MRAP, who had published in 2003[26] a special report on anti-Arabs, Zionists and Far right networks in France. This MRAP Report blamed Alexandre del Valle and other intellectuals such as Guy Millière (fr), Michel Darmon (former France-Israel's President) or William Goldnadel to be Islamophobes and to support Zionists organizations such as the UPJF (Union of French Jewish Chairmans), Likoud, KKL, or Bnai Brith. The 17th Court of Appeal decided that the MRAP had not the right to accuse Alexandre del Valle to be "islamophobe" and was dismissed after having tried to make Del Valle and Guy Millière condemned for abusive action for defamation.

He does not deny that he made errors in the past making speeches with controversial intellectuals from every political creed in the context of the presentations of his books. But he precises that his political "godfathers" were gaullists and former popular "resistants" such as Alain Griotteray (fr), Pierre Marie Gallois, the former nuclear and geopolitical adviser of Charles De Gaulle, Gabriel Kaspereit and Jean Matteoli[27].

References

  1. ^ Official Biography
  2. ^ The Reds, The Browns and the Greens or The Convergence of Totalitarianisms
  3. ^ Revue Outre Terre
  4. ^ I am laghing at it said Alexandre del Valle to his detractors
  5. ^ Official Website of La Droite Libre
  6. ^ Plaidoyer pour le "PAN-OCCIDENTALISME"
  7. ^ Reasons for Refusing the Turkish Candidature
  8. ^ Constitution or not the no to Turkey is a fact
  9. ^ Bat Ye'or, Islamisme et Etats-Unis: Une Alliance contre l'Europe by Alexandre del Valle, meforum.org, 1998-09
  10. ^ http://www.dhimmitude.org/archive/bat_yeor_eurabia_summary_2004dec.pdf
  11. ^ The wacky world of french intellectuals
  12. ^ Del Valle's answer to M. Murawiec
  13. ^ Le discours des néoconservateurs sur l'adhésion de la Turquie à l'Union européenne
  14. ^ Les néo-conservateurs made in France
  15. ^ Laurent MURAWIEC, La guerre d'après.
  16. ^ Xavier Ternisien (fr), Le danger de l'islamophobie, Le Monde, 2002-05-11
  17. ^ Dominique Vidal (fr), Au nom du combat contre l'antisémitisme, Le Monde diplomatique, December 2002
  18. ^ Qui est Alexandre Del Valle ?, info-turc.org, 2004-09-14
  19. ^ Les illusions perdues de l'intégration républicaine
  20. ^ Vers une crise dans la mouvance identitaire ?
  21. ^ René Monzat (fr), L'étonnant parcours d'Alexandre Del Valle. Portraits croisés d'un militant multicartes, Ras l'front (fr), n°87, April 2002
  22. ^ Mise au point d'Alexandre Del Valle, Le Monde diplomatique, March 2003
  23. ^ Alexandre Del Valle perd en appel le procès intenté à Ras l'front, Ras l'front, 2005-02
  24. ^ Josianne Sberro, Interview de Johan Weisz, Primo-Europe, 2006-05-13
  25. ^ http://www.mrap.fr/Juridique/proces/delvalle
  26. ^ http://www.mrap.fr/dossiers/doc-94.pdf
  27. ^ Rachid Kaci soutient Alexandre del Valle pour en finir avec le lynchage mediatique

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Alexandre del Valle (born September 6, 1969) is an Italo-French political scientist, geopolitician, and researcher at Institut Choiseul for International Politics and Geoeconomics. His research focuses on radical Islam, terrorism and Turkey's accession to European Union. Del Valle is a proponent of Red-Green-Brown Alliance theory.[1]

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Biography

Personal life

Del Valle was born in Marseille, France, on September 6, 1969. He is a son of Pieds-Noirs. His father was a Sicilian from Tunisia and his mother an anti-Francoist Spaniard from Oran, Algeria.[2] In 2001, he married a Jewish Argentine woman, Monica Althman. The name Alexandre Del Valle is reportedly a pseudonym he uses for safety reasons because of the controversial nature of his books.

Education

Del Valle attended the prestigious Paris Institute of Political Studies and obtained a diploma at the Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence. He specialized in international relations and the geopolitics of the Arab-Muslim world.[2]

He also received a Diplôme d'études approfondies (DEA) on Military History-security-defense at the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence (Institute of Political Studies), a Diplôme d'études approfondies of European History of doctrines and political institutions at the Università degli Studi di Milano with Professor Albertoni circa 1994.

Alexandre del Valle has studied the political life of Lebanon and the legal status of Jewish and Christian minorities in Muslims states at the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, Beyrouth. Del Valle has also studied geopolitics and Islamic World with Yves Lacoste, Pierre-Marie Gallois, Bruno Étienne, Gilles Kepel and Bat Ye'Or.

Columnist career

He is a regular columnist at Le Figaro, France Soir, Israel Magazine, La Une, Risk, Europa dei Popoli, Il Liberal, Il Borghese del Nord, and others. He publishes articles in geopolitical magazines and reviews such as Daedalos Papers, Nova Storica, Politique Internationale, Herodote, Outre Terre, Geostrategics, Geopolitical affairs, Stratégiques, Géoéconomie, and others.

Academic career

He is the co-founder and member of the Scientific Council of Geopolitics of Daedalos Institute[3], based in Nicosia, Cyprus. Currently, he teaches geopolitics at the Ecole de Guerre Economique (EGE) and is an associate researcher at the Institut Choiseul for International Politics and Geoeconomics.

Since 2004, in the framework of Daedalos Institute, Alexandre del Valle is studying the growth of Political Islam in Turkey and its application to join the European Union.

Del Valle claims to work with moderate Muslims such as Mezri Haddad, Houchang Nahavandi, Jbil Kebir or Mohamed Sifaoui, who publicly supported him and explained that Alexandre del Valle was a supporter of a modern and secular Islam and only denounced radical Islam just as many Muslims do.[4]

Political career

Together with Rachid Kaci, Del Valle co-founded "The Free Right" (French: La Droite libre), a liberal-conservative faction within the Union for a Popular Movement (UMP).[5] Their slogan is "Secularity, defense of the West and Freedom, and struggle against political correctness."[5] Before joining the UMP, Del Valle was a member of the Rally for the Republic (French: Rassemblement pour la République), a French right-wing political party.

Main ideas, beliefs and present researches

Alexandre del Valle has earned a geopolitical PhD on the Red-green-brown alliance. He contributes to a better analysis of new totalitarian threats. One of his major references is Karl Popper and his historical work: The Open Society and its Enemies.

Del Valle describes what he calls the new Western and European Munich in the face of Islamist fascism. Like Bat Ye'or, he also analyzes the dhimmitude which has gradually been befalling the declining "psychologically as well as demographically" countries of Europe which seem to be sinking into a condition which Ye'or has described as "Eurabia."

Theory on the Red-Green-Brown Alliance

Del Valle describes the emergence of a Red-Green-Brown Axis: the Red of the extreme left, the Brown of the extreme right, and the Green of Islamism.[6], The different components of this Axis have for a common objective the struggle against the new faces of Evil: America, Israel,Imperialism, and even the West in its entirety .

According to his theories, Islamism, the third totalitarianism after Nazism and communism, extends the aspirations of its two predecessors: seizing the struggle of civilizations and religions then declaring war on the non-Muslim world in the name of the "dispossessed". This totalitarianism seduces as much those nostalgics for the pagan Third Reich, resolved to eradicate Judaism and Christianity, as it does those partisans of communism, determined to come to blows with capitalism and the West.

This junction of Red, Brown and Green totalitarianisms around the cause of Palestinian martyrs, Iraqis and Afghans, as much as the revolutionary figure of Osama bin Laden, confirms the leadership, henceforth uncontested, of revolutionary Islamism. From now on, this exerts a real fascination upon the other totalitarian options defeated by history (Nazism and Communism) and, consequently, condemned either to reconstitute themselves or to join the Islamist revolution in order to pursue their struggle against liberal democracies. According to Alexandre Del Valle, this alliance between the New Third World (Hugo Chavez's anti-American regime and its Bolivian and Cuban allies), the Islamists and the Rogue States such as Iran, Syria, North Korea, Sudan and pro-Palestinian terrorists movements will be in the future the Main danger for both North America and Europe.

Pan-West: The New Paradigm

Alexandre Del Valle has advocated for the creation of a new "pan-Western"[7] organization which would gather more strongly USA and old Europe. He believes America and Europe should convince Russia to join its alliance instead of supporting anti-Western coalitions led by China, Iran and Venezuela. In 2000, after the Kosovo war, Del Valle wrote that it is necessary for the West to criticize Washington and European mistakes when USA and EU supported the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and continue to do so. He also deplored the anti-Russian and anti-Serbian attitudes that agitated the Cold War period and incited Moscow to join the anti-western Axis. Back then, he condemns those expressing anti-American feelings in Europe, Latin-America and Russia. He suggests the promotion of a strategic alliance between the three western keystone states. USA, Orthodox Europe and Western Europe should build a stronger alliance in the face of Islamic threat.

Theory on Post-Kemalist Turkey

Del Valle opposes the accession of Turkey to the European Union.[8] In his opinion, Turkey is neither European culturally nor geographically (except for Istanbul and Thrace). Even if a small Kemalist minority or the inhabitants of the posh suburbs of Istanbul feel European, the inhabitants of east Istanbul, Ankara or Anatolia feel closer to their Iraqi neighbors than to Europeans or Christian Greeks. Del Valle believes that NATO, which Turkey belongs to, is not the key for the entry into the European Union. Saying that it is necessary to integrate Turkey so as to show that Europe is not a Christian club and does not reject an Islamic candidate is not rational. And seeing Turkey as a secular exception and natural ally against Islamism thanks to the legacy of Ataturk is erroneous. Because the new post-kemalist Turkey, led by Erdogan and Islamic ruling party AKP, allows and claims back all that which was rejected by Mustapha Kemal Ataturk: the Hijab, the Islamic political parties and compulsory religious instruction at school.[9]

Del Valle says that Kemalism was dismantled in the 50s and 60s with the governments of Adnan Menderes and Süleyman Demirel and became politically dead under Turgut Özal, the architect of the re-Islamization which abolished the article 163 that had prohibited the Islamic parties. A country like Turkey which is ruled by a party stemming from an Islamic movement which has been attaining victory in elections since the beginning of the 90s is not any more a secular and kemalist country. But it is what he calls a "post-kemalist" State.

The main theory of Del Valle is that Europe and US have become the main allies who are capable of dismantling the militarist-Kemalist power in Turkey in the name of western democracy. The first goal of AKP is to avenge, after having perfected the de-Kemalization of the country, the affront suffered in 1923 at the time of the abolition of the Caliphate and the Shariah. By the way, if Turkey would access the European Union, Europe would have for its immediate neighbors Iran of the Mullahs, Syria - sponsor of Hezbollah and Iraq.

Finally, he advocates that the best way to preserve the Kemalist exception and secularism in Turkey would keep Turkey outside of Europe and to build what President Nicolas Sarkozy calls a special partnership.

Controversies

Del Valle's first book, Islamism and the United States: An Alliance against Europe,[10] sparked controversy in France and in the United States. In the book, Del Valle claimed the U.S. government was deliberately using Islam to destroy Europe.[10] This theory was criticized by Bat Ye'or in the Middle East Quarterly published in September 1998.[10] Although Ye'or reproached Del Valle for his hostility to the Clinton administration, she congratulated him for his attempt to "courageously expose the dangers of Islamism."[10]

In another article published in the Middle East Quarterly in Spring 2000,[11] French-American geopolitician Laurent Murawiec characterized Del Valle as hostile to Muslims and criticized his analysis of the United States' pro-Muslim strategy during the Cold War. In his response to Murawiec,[12], Del Valle wrote that "history and the tragedy of September 11 have proven me right." He claimed that Murawiec omitted to mention that his later books, such as Le Totalitarisme Islamiste a l'assaut des démocraties, have been labeled as both "pro-American and pro-Zionist."[13][14] Additionally, since the September 11 attacks in 2001, Del Valle has written chronicles and articles published in Le Figaro and Politique Internationale where he calls for a union to be formed with the United States and in which he denounces all forms of anti-western and anti-American feelings. Murawiec himself has written an essay which also deplores the present pro-Saudi and pro-islamist strategy and politically correctness of American presidents who never dared nominating Saudi Arabia and wahhabism as the real enemy and the supporters of radical Islam.[15]

In 2002, Del Valle was criticized by extreme-right, left wing[16] and extreme left magazines such as Le Monde Diplomatique[17] and the pro-Palestinian and anti-zionist MRAP[18]. Some extreme right movements, believing that Alexandre del Valle had been close to their visions in his early writings on Islamism and America, denounce now his Zionism and the fact he was very close to the Jewish Community.[19] or The "outing" of Alexandre del Valle, reveals its close links with the Zionist ultra-right.[20]

In an article published in April 2002[21], French far-left-trotskyst organisation Ras l'front claims that Alexandre Del Valle had originally set out its arguments in far right-wing circles, especially during lectures at meetings of the ultra right or the New Right. Del Valle refutes the claims and bring the matter in courts.[22] These trials with peripeteias eventually resulted in a decision from the 11th Chamber of the Court of appeal of Paris in 2005, which dismissed Del Valle who carried out an action for defamation against Ras L'front (diffamation).[23][24][25]

In two other trials, Alexandre del Valle and his lawyer, Gilles-William Goldnadel(fr), the French President of "Droit à la Sécurité" and "France Israël association" (who also was Oriana Fallaci's lawyer in France), won two other cases : one in 2006 against the MRAP, an anti-racist organization led by French communist Mouloud Aounit, and a second against Canal+ (TV Channel), in 2007 (17th court of Paris).[26] The 17th court of Paris dismissed the MRAP, who had published in 2003[27] a special report on anti-Arabs, Zionists and Far right networks in France. This MRAP Report blamed Alexandre del Valle and other intellectuals such as Guy Millière(fr), Michel Darmon (former France-Israel's President) or William Goldnadel to be Islamophobes and to support Zionist organizations such as the UPJF (Union of French Jewish Chairmans), Likoud, KKL, or Bnai Brith. The 17th Court of Appeal decided that the MRAP did not have the right to accuse Alexandre del Valle to be "islamophobe" and was dismissed after having tried to make Del Valle and Guy Millière condemned for abusive action for defamation.[26]

Del Valle does not deny that he made errors in the past making speeches with controversial intellectuals from every political creed in the context of the presentations of his books. But he precises that his political "godfathers" were gaullists and former popular "resistants" such as Alain Griotteray(fr), Pierre Marie Gallois, the former nuclear and geopolitical adviser of Charles De Gaulle, Gabriel Kaspereit and Jean Matteoli.[28]

Bibliography

Del Valle is the author of:

  • Islamisme et États-Unis, une alliance contre l'Europe, L'Age d'Homme, Lausanne, 1997, ISBN 2825110604
  • Guerres contre l'Europe, Bosnie, Kosovo, Techétchénie, Syrtes, 2000
  • Le Totalitarisme islamiste à l'assaut des démocraties, Syrtes, 2002
  • La Turquie dans l'Europe, un cheval de Troie islamiste?, Syrtes, 2004
  • Le Dilemme Turc, les vrais enjeux de la candidature d'Ankara, Syrtes, 2006
  • Perchè la Turchia non deve entrare nell'Europa, Guerini, may, 2009, Torino, Italy
  • A Islamizaçao de Europa, A civilisaçao edit, Lisboa, Portugal, June 2009
  • I Rossi Neri, Verdi: la convergenza degli Estremi opposti. Islamismo, comunismo, neonazismo, Lindau, 2010

His latest book[6] is entitled The Reds, The Browns and the Greens (Communists, Nazis and Islamists) and is based on his PhD research. The book describes the new anti-Western and anti-American totalitarian Axis composed of Islamists, Communists, and neo-Nazis.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b alexandredelvalle.com: "The Reds, The Browns and the Greens"
  2. ^ a b Alexandre del Valle - Official Biography
  3. ^ Revue Outre Terre
  4. ^ I am laughing at it said Alexandre del Valle to his detractors
  5. ^ a b Ladroitelibre.com: Official Website of The Free Right
  6. ^ a b loccidentale.it: "Greens, Reds and Blacks," Del Valle, December 3, 2009
  7. ^ Politiqueinternationale.com: Advocacy for "PAN West"
  8. ^ Alexandredelvalle.com: "Reasons for Refusing the Turkish Candidature"
  9. ^ Constitution or not the no to Turkey is a fact
  10. ^ a b c d Bat Ye'or, Islamisme et Etats-Unis: Une Alliance contre l'Europe by Alexandre del Valle, meforum.org, 1998-09
  11. ^ "The Wacky World of French Intellectuals" by Laurent Murawiec
  12. ^ Alexandredelvalle.com: Del Valle's response to Laurent Murawiec
  13. ^ Le discours des néoconservateurs sur l'adhésion de la Turquie à l'Union européenne
  14. ^ Les néo-conservateurs made in France
  15. ^ Laurent MURAWIEC, La guerre d'après.
  16. ^ Xavier Ternisien(fr), Le danger de l'islamophobie, Le Monde, 2002-05-11
  17. ^ Dominique Vidal(fr), Au nom du combat contre l'antisémitisme, Le Monde diplomatique, December 2002
  18. ^ Who is Alexandre Del Valle ?, info-turc.org, 2004-09-14
  19. ^ Les illusions perdues de l'intégration républicaine
  20. ^ Vers une crise dans la mouvance identitaire ?
  21. ^ René Monzat(fr), L'étonnant parcours d'Alexandre Del Valle. Portraits croisés d'un militant multicartes, Ras l'front(fr), n°87, April 2002
  22. ^ Mise au point d'Alexandre Del Valle, Le Monde diplomatique, March 2003
  23. ^ Alexandre Del Valle perd en appel le procès intenté à Ras l'front, Ras l'front, 2005-02
  24. ^ Josianne Sberro, Interview de Johan Weisz, Primo-Europe, 2006-05-13
  25. ^ http://www.mrap.fr/Juridique/proces/delvalle
  26. ^ a b Elisseievna: Alexander Del Valle defended by Mrs. Delvalle Goldnagel
  27. ^ http://www.mrap.fr/dossiers/doc-94.pdf
  28. ^ Rachid Kaci soutient Alexandre del Valle pour en finir avec le lynchage mediatique

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