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Debout Les Belges!

Debout Les Belges! (Belgians, Rise up!) is a political group in Belgium, founded and led by avowedly anti-Zionist Belgian MP Laurent Louis, who was previously associated with the Islamist party ISLAM [fr; nl; es].[citation needed]

The group is associated with French comedian Dieudonné M'bala M'bala and the quenelle gesture which he has popularized, often considered a subversive allusion to the Nazi salute.[1] Although its leader has recently criticized Alain Soral, another important leader of Reconciliation Nationale.[2] The group has been accused of antisemitism and a planned gathering of notable anti-Zionists organized by Louis was banned in 2014.[1][3][4]


  1. ^ a b "Belgium bans 'anti-Semitic hatefest'".
  2. ^ "Laurent LOUIS - Debout Les Belges officiel".
  3. ^ "The leader of "Debout Les Belges!," far-right lawmaker Laurent Louis (C) perform the 'quenelle' gesture ahead of the anti-Semitic congress, "First European Conference of Dissidence", organised by Chamber member Laurent Louis in Anderlecht, outside Brussel". Archived from the original on May 8, 2014.
  4. ^ "Belgium: Riot Police Disperse Anti-Semitic Rally".