France: Muslim rapper-Jihadist who sang about ‘crucifying secularists’ to play at Bataclan
A planned performance by a Muslim rapper-Jihadist at the Bataclan, where 90 people were murdered by Muslim terrorists during the November 2015 Paris attacks, prompts outrage and calls to stop the performance.
The Muslim rapper Médine, who is an Algerian descent, is known in France for Islamist ideas and once released an album called ‘Jihad’. Lines of his songs include the lyrics: “Let’s crucify the secularists like at Calvary… put fatwas on the heads of these idiots.”
In March, the openly Islamist rapper released “Bataclan,” a song about how, ever since he was a boy, he had dreamed of playing the Paris music venue, where 90 people were murdered in a deadly terrorist attack in 2015. Another 40 people were killed that night in attacks on bars, restaurants and at the Stade de France stadium.
When he announced a show there in October, it quickly sold out. A second date was added.
An online protest started by right-wing MPs — ‘NO to the rapper Médine’ playing Bataclan — has gathered more than 13,400 signatures.
The petition also mentions photographs of Médine wearing a T-shirt that features the word “Jihad”.
Republican leader Laurent Wauquiez said the two concerts would be ‘a sacrilege for the victims and a dishonour for France.’
Lawyers acting for relatives of those murdered and injured in the massacre plan to take legal action on the grounds that they pose a threat to public order.
Aurore Bergé of social-liberal party La République En Marche! said the words are ‘more or less a call to murder.’