Voice of America, By ABDELHAMID KADDOUR, June 11, 2018:
The controversial rapper, who made the album “jihad”, produces songs with lyrics like “Crucify the secularists (…) I put fatwas on the head of herks”.
Besides his Islamist and jihad promoting songs, Medine is following the teaching of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder’s grandson, Tariq Ramadan.
After the people of France heard that Medine will rap at the place where one of the most horrific Islamist attacks happened, it immediately became a political issue.
While right-wing politicians and the victim’s families wanted him to play in another place, liberals and far-left politicians support the controversial rapper.
“No French person can accept that this guy goes pour his filth at the same place where the carnage took place”, Marine le Pen twittered yesterday.
Far-left politicians such as Daniel Obono, a deputy of party “La France Insoumise”, fully backs Medine. “It doesn’t shocks me, it’s just an artist who play at the Bataclan”, she said to BFMTV this morning.
Unfortunately, this is not the first time a Muslim-friendly artist played in there since the massacres took place. Just one year after the Bataclan’s attacks, Sting sung “Inshallah”, a title dedicated to refugees.