On Friday, a French court sentenced a Muslim student to a suspended prison sentence of 4 months, at a time when the authorities charged two women who stabbed two Muslims near the Eiffel Tower and tried to remove their hijabs last Sunday.
On Friday, the court decided to indict the 19-year-old student, who studies biology, for “glorifying terrorism” because she wrote on Facebook that history professor Samuel Patty, who was killed by beheading, was “deserving” of death.
The young woman who appeared before a court in Besançon (East) will have to undergo a 6-month citizenship course.
The student commented – on her Facebook page – on an article – published by the “List Republic” newspaper announcing a march to honor the memory of the teacher, saying, “He does not deserve to cut off his head, but to die: yes.”
In a related context, the authorities charged two charges of assault and racist insults against two women who stabbed two veiled women near the Eiffel Tower, and tried to remove their hijabs last Sunday.
One of the victims, Hanan, said that the two attackers called them in dirty Arabic, and one of the attackers stabbed 3 women in one of the veils and 6 stabs the second, one of which penetrated her lungs, in front of their children.
A lawyer for the two victims, Arie Alamy, said it was a “racist attack because the two victims were veiled,” stressing that the motive for the attack was murder, because one of the stab wounds was directed at the head.
The lawyer explained that the police refused to accept Hanan’s call on the day of her assault, and only listened to it, and that the police report did not refer to racist insults.
And my mother considered this an attempt to prevent citizens from knowing the hateful targeting of Muslims these days, as he put it.
According to details published by the French press, the two Muslim women were attacked in front of their children while they were wandering around the Eiffel Tower.
In turn, Muslim community officials organized a march towards the school where the dead teacher was working, north of Paris.
The marchers said that they took action to express their vulnerability to the crime. Officials of the Muslim community affirmed their condemnation and rejection of terrorism, demanding not to confuse Islam with terrorism.
A terrorist crime
For his part, the Secretary-General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, Ali Al-Qaradaghi, strongly condemned the stabbing of two Muslim girls in the French capital, describing it as a “terrorist crime.”
On his Facebook page, Daghi called on the French community to condemn this crime, as well as previous terrorist crimes, and to preserve the social fabric, cooperation and peaceful coexistence, and human relations.
On Friday, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation condemned the continuing organized attack on the feelings of Muslims, insulting the religious symbols and the person of the Prophet Muhammad bin Abdullah, may God bless him and grant him peace.
In an official statement, the organization’s general secretariat criticized the official political speech issued by some French officials, which offends French-Islamic relations and fuels feelings of hatred for the sake of partisan political gains.
She referred to her previous condemnation of the heinous crime committed against Patti, who was beheaded a few days ago in Paris, but at the same time she denounced any justification for insulting religious symbols of any religion in the name of freedom of expression, and denounced linking Islam and Muslims with terrorism.
On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron said, in a press statement, that his country “will not abandon the cartoons” that offend the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him.
The French magazine “Charlie Hebdo” published 12 cartoons insulting to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in 2006, which unleashed a wave of anger throughout the Islamic world.
And the targeting of Muslims by the French police has increased recently, especially after the killing of Bate, by Talib, northwest of Paris, last Friday.
The Muslim community, which numbered more than 5 million people, lodged a complaint because of the “French” government crackdown on mosques and Islamic organizations.
The French president has been attacking Islam in his speeches during the past period, and at the beginning of this October, he declared that France must confront what he called “Islamic isolationism”, amid criticism that his speech faced at the time.