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Wed Feb 12, 2020, 09:36 PM

Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row

Source: The Guardian

Blasphemy 'is no crime', says Macron amid French girl's anti-Islam row

Schoolgirl Mila received death threats after posting anti-religious diatribe on Instagram

Kim Willsher in Paris
Wed 12 Feb 2020 13.42 GMT
Last modified on Wed 12 Feb 2020 21.45 GMT

Emmanuel Macron has waded into a row over a schoolgirl whose attack on Islam has divided France, insisting that blasphemy is “no crime”.

The French president defended the teenager, named only as Mila, who received death threats and was forced out of her school after filming an anti-religious diatribe on social media.

Macron’s intervention comes after his justice minister, Nicole Belloubet, was criticised for claiming Mila’s attack on religion was “an attack on freedom of conscience” while saying the death threats were “unacceptable”.

The case has sparked a furious public debate in France, a strictly secular republic with a large Muslim population. The education authorities have since found another school for the teenager

“In this debate we have lost sight of the fact that Mila is an adolescent. We owe her protection at school, in her daily life, in her movements,” Macron said in an interview with Le Dauphiné Libéré newspaper.

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Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/12/macron-wades-into-french-girls-anti-islam-row-saying-blasphemy-is-no-crime-mila

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2020, 10:34 PM

1. For a religion that opposes alcohol consumption they sure do love their whine

Poor girl better thank her lucky stars she's in France and not Canada where she'd be fined out the ass by one of their "Human Rights Tribunals" for hurting somebody's fee-fees.

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Response to Jake Stern (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 05:34 AM

2. It's much worse

Criticising Islam could easily cost you your LIFE in France.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Feb 13, 2020, 08:51 AM

3. Blasphemy is as fake and intellectually vacuous of an idea as...

...god(s).

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