France: Teenage criticizes Islam on Social Media, Gets Banned From School

The story begins on a Sunday evening. On January 19, as she is used to, Mila, a 16-year-old school girl from the Lyon region, launched Instagram to chat on video and live with her subscribers. It is in this context that the girl launches into an anti-religious diatribe and insults Islam in particular, in a register to say the least vulgar.

"I hate religion, (...) the Qur'an there is only hatred in there, Islam is shit, that's what I think. I am not racist, not at all. You cannot be racist towards a religion.

I said what I thought, you're not going to make me regret it. There are still people who are going to get excited, I clearly don't give a damn, I say what I want, what I think. Your religion is shit, your God, I put my finger in my asshole, thank you, goodbye. "

Since the video was broadcast, Mila's words have found immense resonance on social networks and have raised the question of the freedom to criticize religions. Two camps confront each other: for the first, the young woman's comments fall within the framework of authorized criticism of religions, since she attacks a cult and not its practitioners. His supporters also insist that the offense of blasphemy does not exist in French law. For her detractors, the teenager's words are intolerable and must be condemned, in particular on the grounds of the fight against Islamophobia.