World French right up in arms about provocative Muslim rapper gig at Bataclan

03:50  12 june  2018
03:50  12 june  2018 Source:   france24.com

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Rightwing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred Far- right leader Marine Le Pen said that "no French person can accept that this guy spew out his rubbish at the Bataclan ".

Muslim rapper ..this generation is dumb as fuck how can a person that sings and dance be of a faith against this filth. If you said Jew then yes any dog can be one and french like all westerns love Jews, so no its not provocative for a Jew rapper to have a gig at Bataclan they will love it.

a train is parked on the side of a building: Martin Bureau, AFP | A picture taken on October 27, 2016 shows the facade of the Bataclan cafe and concert hall, one of the targets of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. © Provided by France 24 EN Martin Bureau, AFP | A picture taken on October 27, 2016 shows the facade of the Bataclan cafe and concert hall, one of the targets of the November 13, 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. Right wing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago.

Singer Medine - who caused an outcry when he attacked hardline secularists in a controversial 2015 song, "Don't Laik", a week before the Charlie Hebdo killings - is to play the Bataclan for two nights in October.

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Rightwing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago. Singer Medine -- who caused an outcry when he attacked hardline secularists in a controversial.

French opposition leader Laurent Wauquiez said he was shocked that "someone who sings about 'crucifying secularists' and calls himself 'Islamo-scum'" would appear at the venue "less than three years after Islamist barbarism cost the lives of 90 of our compatriots.

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Right -wing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago.

A planned performance by a controversial Muslim rapper at the Bataclan , where 90 people were killed during the November 2015 Paris attacks, has prompted a

"It is sacrilege and dishonours France," the leader of the Republicans party tweeted.

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Rightwing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago. Singer Medine -- who caused an outcry when he attacked hardline secularists in a controversial.

Right -wing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago. Medine -- who caused an outcry when he attacked hardline secularists in a controversial 2015.

Far-right leader Marine Le Pen said that "no French person can accept that this guy spew out his rubbish at the Bataclan".

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Live now : Coming up Rightwing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago.

Right -wing French leaders have condemned as "sacrilege" a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago.

"We have had enough of complacency and worse, of this incitement to Islamist fundamentalism," she added in a tweet.

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A planned performance by a controversial Muslim rapper at the Bataclan Medine, who is of Algerian descent, is due to play two gigs at the venue in October. Former presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said: “No French person can accept that this guy is going to spew out his filth at the Bataclan .

Rightwing French leaders have condemned as “sacrilege” a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred Far- right leader Marine Le Pen said that “no French person can accept that this guy spew out his rubbish at the Bataclan ”.

An online petition organised by her National Rally party - formerly the National Front - calling for the concerts to be banned had more than 17,000 signatures by Monday evening.

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PARIS, France (AFP) — Right -wing French leaders have condemned as “sacrilege” a decision to allow a provocative Muslim rapper to play the Bataclan concert hall in Paris where jihadists massacred 90 people three years ago.

'Buffoons'

But fans of the rapper took to social media to dismiss the politicians as "buffoons" who had misread his lyrics and were "incapable of understanding a simple quotation".

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Medine himself later hit back in a statement to AFP saying, "Can we let the extreme right dictate what concerts go on and our freedom of expression?

"For 15 years I have fought all forms of radicalisation in my albums which has led to me being attacked by the extreme right and their supporters, who twist the meaning of my songs," he added.

The Bataclan's co-director Jules Frutos did not respond to AFP requests for comment.

But the former leader of one of the Bataclan's victims' groups, Emmanuel Domenach, sent stinging replies to both Wauquiez and Le Pen's tweets: "It's crazy for you to use the victims of terrorism for your sterile controversy.

"What level of dishonour does that put you in?" he asked.

Victims' group Life for Paris also defended the Bataclan, saying it was against censorship and that the venue should be free to book who it wanted.

"We will not let anyone use the memory of the victims for political ends, as is the case here," it said in a statement.

'I'm Muslim. Don't panik'

The bearded Medine, who comes from the northern port of Le Havre and is of Algerian descent, has denied that he is an Islamist, comparing himself to "a bomb disposal expert who has been mistaken for someone who plants them".

His fans pointed out that his song "Jihad" - which former interior minister Brice Hortefeux said he would have brought charges against Medine for releasing - was in fact a cry against violence and war between religions and cultures.

Medine, 35, also co-authored a 2012 book "Don't Panik" with a leading French academic which they said was an attempt to take the heat out of the French culture war over Islam.

His record company also sells a line of T-shirts bearing the legend: "I'm Muslim. Don't panik."

But he became the bete noire of hardline secularists after 11 people were killed in a jihadist attack on the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in January 2015, only a week after his "Don't Laik" song was released, a play on the French word for secular.

In it he said, "Let's crucify the secularists like at Calvary... put fatwas on the heads of these idiots."

The rapper later admitted that "he went too far" in the song.

Medine said the song was to "secular fundamentalists what Charlie Hebdo cartoons were to religious fundamentalists".

"Provocation is only useful when it provokes a debate, not when it triggers an iron curtain," he told an academic conference on rap, the music magazine Les Inrocks reported.

However, Aurore Berge, an MP from French President Emmanuel Macron's ruling Republic on the Move party, said having him headline a concert at the Bataclan was an "insult" to the victims of the slaughter.

Bruno Retailleau, the leader of the opposition Republicans in the French Senate called on the government to prosecute the rapper in the same way as firebrand comedian Dieudonne, who was convicted of glorifying terrorism in 2015.

Thiem ends Cecchinato's run to reach French Open final .
Austrian Dominic Thiem's rise to the top continued when he ended unheralded Italian Marco Cecchinato's run to reach the final of the French Open with a 7-5 7-6(10) 6-1 win on Friday. The seventh seed, the first Austrian man to reach a Grand Slam final since Thomas Muster triumphed at Roland Garros in 1995, will take on either Argentine fifth seed Juan Martin del Potro or 10-times champion Rafael Nadal.

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