Macron reminds France's Muslims that liberty, equality and fraternity are not for everyone

It is difficult to forget the vicious media campaign that was waged against Syrian-French singer Mennel Ibtissem in 2018, after she shot to fame after appearing on France’s, The Voice.The vitriol may have been reported as having stemmed from her “controversial” views on counter-extremism, foreign policy and the ongoing occupation of Palestine, but it was clear that her appearance as a hijabi Muslim woman disturbed far too many across France.The fact that she was also critical of the government and had expressed anti-colonial and anti-racist views made it worse. In the end, the singer stepped d…

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