Death threats against Madjid Messaoudene, co-organizer of the march against Islamophobia

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Madjid Messaoudene, councilor of Saint-Denis, instigator of the platform published in Liberation to call to march against Islamophobia received death threats.

Madjid Messaoudene at the head of the march against Islamophobia this Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Paris
Madjid Messaoudene at the head of the march against Islamophobia this Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Paris (© Simon Louvet / Actu Paris)

Many elected officials and personalities of Seine-Saint-Denis parade this Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Paris for The March against Islamophobia.

At the head of the procession that gathered more than 13,000 people according to the firm Odoxa, and 40 000 according to the organizers, Madjid Messaoudene, Deputy City Councilor of the City of St Denis, in charge of equality issues, and is very committed against racism and especially for all freedoms.

A disturbing message posted on social networks

Qualified as an activist, sometimes decried, very present on social networks, and always on the front lines of the battles to be waged when secularism is threatened, the Saint-Denis elected received this morning death threats via a message posted on social networks:

File complaint because your days count, they have everything to burn there is a contract on your head "(sic) – the random spelling was kept to respect the veracity of the message

Instigator of the tribune published in Liberation

The march of this November 10, 2019 will remain engraved in annals and the memory of those who fight against discrimination.
The march of this November 10, 2019 will remain engraved in annals and the memory of those who fight against discrimination. (© Madjid Messaoudene)

If the elected of Saint-Denis fights a lot for laïcite, he is also deeply committed against any form of racism and discrimination. This is why he has largely contributed to the organization of this Sunday's march against Islamophobia. He is the instigator of the platform published on November 1 in Liberation and signed by some fifty political figures.

Read also: Before the CAN finals, Madjid Messaoudene elected Saint-Denis

This week, while the controversy was raging around the organizing committee of the march, sometimes presented as the landmark of supporters of radical Islamism, Madjid Messaoudene denounced:

… an attempt at sabotage by the fachosphere and the left. It is noted: the polemics of the National Rally are taken over by the Socialist Party … "

Wearing his scarf of elected municipal, Madjid Messaoudene said at the end of the march, "The march was beautiful and I'm proud of this scarf No offense to Islamophobic Republican spring and elsewhere …

Jerome Rodrigues emblematic figure of the movement of Yellow Vests participated in the march against Islamophobia.
Jerome Rodrigues emblematic figure of the movement of Yellow Vests participated in the march against Islamophobia. (© Simon Louvet / Actu Paris)

Yes to the criticism of religion, No to the criticism of the believer

Denounce the stigmatization of Muslims within the Republic; on the contrary, it was the ambition of a gathering where a number of tricolor flags floated. As if to reaffirm that Islam and those who practice it have their place in the Republic. Many elected officials from Seine-Saint-Denis took part in the march, as Clementine Autain, Eric Coquerel …

Read also: Several thousand people at the controversial march against Islamophobia in Paris

Among the dozens of slogans and banners seen all afternoon, one of them, located in the processional stage should silence the polemics that have seen in this march a manipulation of extremists religious. Brandie behind the women of the first rank could read: "YES to the criticism of the religion, NO to the criticism of the believer". All is said

At a time when the lists for municipal are formed, and while the temptation of community list is growing, the success of this march of November 10 will surely count. It is up to the politicians to know how to respond to the movement which has expressed itself calmly today.



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