France 2 explained that the four citizens had been carefully selected for their commitment and their ability to represent civil society and to voice citizens' concerns.
Marwen Belkaid, presented as a typical French student, was one of the "representative" citizens. A five-minute Internet search revealed that M. Belkaid holds some strange - but common - views about Jews, Zionists and Israel.
He doesn't think that Amedy Coulibaly, the Hyper Cacher supermarket hostage-taker and killer, was antisemitic. He writes that if Coulibaly had wanted to kill the shoppers because they were Jews he would have killed them all - no question about that.
Marwen Belkaid supports BDS and is obsessed by Jews and Israel.
He makes the equivalence between Israel and Saudi Arabia.