What you feared would happen to Muslims in the US is happening to Muslims in France - quickly. It is truly horrifying and devastating to witness. French fascism has always paraded itself as a beacon of liberal enlightenment.
In many ways, France fulfills that promise of liberal enlightenment by long showing its limitations and sins.
Muslims in France don’t have an ally. Economic boycotts by many Muslim countries only go so far; won’t change the material conditions of French Muslims living under a fascist regime that is both upholding anti-Muslim tradition & trying to distract from economic issues.
Absolutely fascist.

France won’t be happy until Islam isn’t Islam but a state-instructed system of belief that peppers parts of Islam. What’s it called when you limit the freedoms of a specific group& begin to criminalize their culture & faith?

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France can regulate the bodies, movement, speech, politics and existence of the people they colonized, whose cultures they uprooted & who they continue to marginalize in every way - and then cry crocodile tears about ‘republican values’ and laïcité. Tabernak.

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