In a case bound to confuse leftists in the U.S., who consider themselves champions of both homosexuality and Islam, a social media battle in France pits a 16-year-old high school student against Muslims who are threatening online to kill her.
The girl, whose Instagram profile is adorned with an LGBT flag, has been told to go into hiding by French police after she received death threats for insulting Islam on social media, the Daily Mail reports.
Mila, from Lyon, shared a series of Instagram videos in reply to what she called homophobic and racist abuse from religious fanatics online. The teen regularly posts videos of herself singing on her Instagram profile, but recently posted as well that she hates religion, there is nothing but hate in the Koran and that Islam itself was “s—.”
She attracted a torrent of abuse, along with serious-sounding death threats that have led to her needing police protection.
The high schooler is also reportedly no longer able to attend her school in the Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes region and fears the incident will end her dream of a singing career.
“I can no longer set foot in my high school, and I can’t even change my high school because it’s the whole of France that wants me dead,” she told feminist publication Bellica.
The threats came about after Mila, who loves singing and was talking with her followers on Instagram and one of them reportedly began harassing her. After rebuffing the follower’s advances, he reportedly began insulting her with homophobic attacks and accusations of racism.
Then the attacks took a religious tone, with some users reportedly accusing Mila of insulting ‘our God Allah, the one and only’ and hoping that she would ‘burn in hell.’
It is then that Mila decided to post footage criticising religion in general and Islam.