A teenage lesbian in France named Mila got herself into a heap o’ trouble when she said unkind things about Islam. The unfortunate young lady is now in hiding and being guarded by police. She is also being investigated by police for a possible hate crime, and I’d bet a fifth of Mount Gay that if she had been a straight white male, she’d already be languishing in durance vile. It will be interesting to see how long her minority credentials protect her.
The tipster who sent in the link included this explanation of what happened:
Today in France. A virtual mob is calling to lynch young Mila (16 years old) because she dared to blaspheme Islam.
Long story short (details in the attached report from the mainstream newspaper Marianne): last Saturday this young singer from Lyon was having a live chat with her followers through her Instagram account. A guy starts hitting on her; she’s not interested (she’s gay) and clearly lets him know. She starts to receive insults, being called all sorts of names (“French whore”, “Dirty dyke” etc.), and, as many of these are clearly issued with a religious tone (e.g. “Allah will have you burn in Hell”), she starts to lose patience and explains that she hates religion, that “the Quran only contains hate, Islam is s***, that’s what I think…” [See the video for the rest.]
Not only does the hate wave from Muslims on social networks now prevent her from going back to high school, where there is fear for her safety, she has been doxxed, and she gets close to no support at the moment even from LGBTQ groups (some of them saying, “She should be ashamed of showing so little openness of mind”), nor from feminists (the group “ni putes ni soumises”, started in reaction to ill-treatment of women by “youths” of Muslim origin, wrote a hilarious statement saying that they “support the right to blasphemy but condemn any insulting of a system of belief”).
An amazing (and terrifying) number of people seem to be of the opinion that “Yeah, well, it’s bad, but she brought it on herself” — having apparently totally internalized the sharia rule that those who blaspheme against Islam deserve death.
Below is the video by Mila that cause so much contention. Many thanks to Ava Lon for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
|00:00||Freedom of expression — you know about it —I ’m not shying away from saying what I think of it.|
|00:04||I hate religion. The Koran is a religion of hate [sic];|
|00:08||there is only hate in there. Islam is sh***y. It’s what I think, damn it;|
|00:12||I’m only saying what I think. I’m not racist, not at all.|
|00:16||You can’t be racist about a religion. But there are people|
|00:20||who think you can. Stupid, how stupid can you be! So you can’t be racist about|
|00:24||a religion. I spoke my mind. I’m entitled to it and don’t regret it. You are not going to make me|
|00:28||regret it. There are people who will be upset with me because I’m expressing|
|00:32||what I think. I don’t care. I say what I want and what I think. Your religion is sh***y.|
|00:36||Your God, I put my finger up his butt. Thanks. Bye. You insult me and threaten my life;|
|00:40||that’s the best you can do. You have no education; you are worthless and useless, damn it!