When diversity doesn’t love you back…
A 16-year-old girl from Lyon in Eastern France is now in hiding after posting a video of her insulting Islam. Supposedly, the French constitution guarantee’s freedom of speech. At least it’s suppose to.
In a nation where one out of every 10 “Frenchman” is actually a Muslim of North African lineage, sharia law often replaced French civil law in more than a few cities, towns, and villages.
Case in point would be a young girl known to the public only by the name of Mila, who spoke ill of the Mohammedan belief, and has since found herself the target of numerous death threats.
As reported by the Daily Mail of London (emphasis mine);
A 16-year-old French high school student has been told to go into hiding after receiving several death threats for insulting Islam on social media.
Mila, from Lyon, in eastern France, shared a series of short Instagram videos in response to what she said was online homophobic and racist abuse from religious fanatics.
The teenager, who regularly posts videos of herself singing on her Instagram profile, told those who were abusing her that she hated religion, there was nothing but hate in the Islamic holy book and that Islam itself was sh*t.
She subsequently received a torrent of abuse, alongside a number of serious death threats, that has led to her requiring a police escort.
The threats came about after Mila, who loves singing and whose profile is adorned with an LGBT flag, was talking with her followers on Instagram and one of them reportedly began harassing her.
After rebuffing the follower’s advances, he reportedly began insulting her with homophobic attacks and accusations of racism.
Then the attacks took a religious tone, with some users reportedly accusing Mila of insulting ‘our God Allah, the one and only’ and hoping that she would ‘burn in hell.’
It is then that Mila decided to post footage criticising religion in general and Islam.
French media point out that under French law, Mila has done nothing illegal, there being no restrictions on ‘blasphemy’ in France.
Mila told feminist site Bellica: ‘I have not insulted anyone, nor threatened anyone, nor called for violence against anyone. What I did was blasphemy, general criticism of religions, and nothing else.’
According to French newspaper Liberation, the head of Mila’s high school has flagged the incident to the prosecutor’s office.