If you look closely at the French Enlightenment classic, The Meaning of Life, you will see that the author, François Milet-Bénac, had a half-brother called Z, who was murdered by a ring of men, and who is now associated with a network of conspirators who planned the assassination of President William de Gaulle.
Z-Bénac is also associated with Francois Molitomaire, a Lebanese-Canadian businessman and former lawyer who, apparently inspired by the Arab Spring, became convinced that Jews and Syrians in power in what had been the Ottoman Empire were the “real” power behind the scenes in the political movement associated with the 1916 abortive insurrection.
To illustrate the connections between the three decades of Islamic revolution that were once at the heart of Molitomaire’s business interests, the inscription “Z-Bénac Opposes Zionists” takes up the second of the margins of the book.
This association is a sure-fire way of whipping up the passions of the English-speaking world against a neighbour, should the goal at hand be to secure a safe haven in France for Palestinian refugees, or for Lebanese refugees seeking refuge in France from being evicted by Lebanese authorities, or any other misery-stricken refugees. It is extremely hypocritical to act self-righteously while concentrating on the plight of others.