Wednesday, 30 May 2018

[EU / France / Daniel: Feet of Iron and Clay / Hedjabbery / Resistance] Inside France’s Growing Identity War

Inside France’s Growing Identity War

By Karina Piser
May 29, 2018
... Pougetoux is only the most recent young French Muslim to be demonized by figures on the left and right—not for questioning the Republic or its values, but for wearing a sign associated with her faith. In February, the media fixated on Mennel Ibtissim, a candidate on the TV singing contest “The Voice,” who performed her own rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”—in English and Arabic—with her hair covered in a turban. Trolls dug into her social media posts and found that, when she was 18, she had defended a common conspiracy theory suggesting the 2016 Nice truck attack that killed 86 was staged. ...
More 'demonization' of those following doctrines of demons (islam) and claims that islamic terror attacks are 'staged' at The New Republic