France today is the European country with the largest Muslim immigrant population, and Islamization of its society is gaining ground. Other books document the anxiety of many French, who see their country changing beyond recognition. Mamou asks why, despite this growing concern, successive governments do not respond but continue with immigration and Islamization. Why do mainstream media relentlessly demonize those who try to sound the alarm?
Mamou, a former journalist for Le Monde, posits that a deliberate will is at work. For more than three decades, French elites (political leaders, journalists, major entrepreneurs, intellectuals) have wished to destroy the nation's identity with an "erasure strategy." He convincingly shows that this strategy was pursued with determination and relentlessly implemented in many areas of society (curriculum changes, government information campaigns, foreign policy decisions). The initial goal was not to Islamize France but to break up what the country had been until then, a Christian country with strong national values. Elites, he claims, chose to ally with Islamic groups for the purpose of using the devastating power of their hatred of the Western world.
Knowing that what he writes will be controversial, Mamou presents a thorough and detailed analysis based on hundreds of documents, including newspaper articles, statements by political leaders, and legal documents. He offers little hope, seeing utter disaster and no way to reverse these developments: French society is crumbling.
He notes that Jews with the financial means move to Israel or North America. Those without the means leave their old neighborhoods and settle in safer places. But the Jews who stay realize their children have a bleak future in France. At least, French Jews know that they have an alternate homeland.
The book offers a thorough and masterful explanation of a process of destruction that many authors described but could not fully explain or understand. It deserves to be widely read, though most journalists in France did their best to hide its existence.