Gabriel Attal, a French politician of the La Républice En Marche! (LREM) Party, received a letter on 8th January that contained antisemitic and homophobic threats against him.
On the envelope, the individual responsible had drawn a yellow and a pink Star of David in a direct reference to the identification system used by the Nazi regime. The letter read: “We’ll kill you…We’ll burn the trash…Bravo Attal = 2 Stars = Yellow and Pink!”
Mr Attal, who currently serves as Government spokesperson under President Emmanuel Macron, shared the hateful content on his social media page and stated that the letter acts as further evidence for what seems to be a significant problem within the country. He argued that the “fight must be permanent” to overcome and prevent racism, antisemitism and homophobia.
Mr Attal announced further that he has filed a complaint into the incident.