France’s Muslims are under surveillance. a targeted journalist comments

A secret memo has revealed that French intelligence has been monitoring French Muslim figures, including politicians and media figures, after monitoring their support for the left-wing candidate in the recent French election, Jean-Luc Melenchon.

Radio “Europe 1” said in a report that it obtained a “secret note from the Central Regional Intelligence Service” distributed to senior officials, members of the government and workers in the Presidency (Elysee), which monitored that approx. 69% of Muslim voters voted for the left-wing candidate in the recent French election, Jean-Luc Melenchon.

According to the report, the memo was written on May 17, three weeks after the second round of the presidential election, with the aim of understanding why 69% of Muslim voters voted for Melenchon, in the context of what was known as ​has as the “Muslim”. influence on the electoral process.”

According to the memo reported by the media, the intelligence concluded that the left-wing presidential candidate Jean-Luc Melenchon came third in the first round of the French elections, thanks to the “Voice of Muslims” and the support of the so-called . “Islamic influencers and activists” who “welcome” his positions and “displace” them.

The report cited several Muslim figures in France, including lawyer Rafik Schkatt, a member of Action Against Islamophobia and independent journalist Siham Al-Sabbagh, both described as “Islamists”, for taking a stand against Islamophobia or colonialism.

In addition to Shakat and al-Sabbagh, the memorandum included the names of Vincent Suleiman, Hani Ramadan and Farid Selim, all of whom were described as “preachers” or “imams” of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Anadolu Agency journalist Fayza bin Muhammad was also tracked down and included in the regional intelligence list because of her “real or even supposed and expected political views.”

The Europe 1 report revealed that French regional intelligence classified Fayza as a “pro-Erdogan” journalist, referring to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, simply because the news agency she works for is Turkish.

The report indicated that the Anatolian journalist was also tracked down on the background of “publishing a series of tweets justifying her choice to vote for Jean-Luc Melenchon, whom she considers the only credible candidate who does not seek to kill Muslims to be used as a tool to distract people from problems.”

The intelligence document concluded by saying that political Islam in France shows a “persistent distrust” of the “institutional political class”.

In a special statement toArabic 21“The report called me a pro-Erdogan journalist only because of my political views, as well as because of my tweets on my personal Twitter account in which I said I would vote for Jean-Luc Melenchon because he is not an anti- Muslim campaign,” reported Fayza bin Muhammad.

The Anadolu Agency journalist believed that the mention of her name in the report of the Central Regional Intelligence Agency is a threat to her, since the mention of the names of public figures in such reports makes these figures a target and put them at risk.

Bin Mohammed said that she intends to go to the National Committee on Informatics and Freedoms, which is a committee responsible for ensuring that information technology serves the citizen and does not compromise human identity, human rights, privacy or individual and public liberties.

And it wasArabic 21I previously published an article discussing the reasons why French Muslims chose the leftist candidate in the recent French election, Jean-Luc Melenchon.

According to the report, during the last weeks of the election campaign, Jean-Luc Melenchon benefited from the support of some influential voices within the French Muslim community, belonging to the currents of political Islam.

Among the techniques that Melenchon has benefited from during his campaign is the “Tik Tok” application, which has become one of the most prominent social media used by Muslim influencers in France to attack the Muslim community in the country speak.

Among the most famous accounts, the account “Ann Jour An Hadith” (Day and Hadith), which is followed by almost a million subscribers on “Tik Tok”, which broadcast two messages to vote for the left-wing candidate, appeared amid of his usual prayer messages.

During the last period of the election campaign, French activists circulated a press release attributed to the “Imams and Preachers” organization about the presidential elections. The statement reads: “Our imams and preachers call on French Muslim citizens to vote in the first round of the least hostile candidate in this presidential election: Jean-Luc Melenchon. A call according to the Islamic principle of the least of two evils,” according to the text, which held that Melenchon “was the only one dealing with the question of Muslim liberty.” And defend their rights in his campaign.

Although the announcement was not signed, it was shared by well-known members of the French Islamic movements, such as Vinson Suleiman and Noureddine Oussat, who claim to know the initiators, or even Hani Ramadan, the grandson of Hassan al-Banna, while his brother Tariq was very cautious about this issue. .

Another important vote through which the leftist candidate won the confidence of France’s Muslims is the vote of the “Collective Against Islamophobia in Europe” (CCIE), the successor of the “Collective Against Islamophobia” launched in September 2021 by the Minister of the Interior. The structure was published on Wednesday 6 April. “A Summary of the Positions of Some Candidates Regarding Islamophobia.”

Also read: Why did French Muslims choose the left-wing candidate in the presidential elections?

Of the six candidates evaluated, only Jean-Luc Melenchon was satisfied with the four points regarding dress, attitude towards separatism legislation, view of secularism and attitude towards closing places of worship. The day before, the anti-Islamophobia movement confirmed that 81 percent of its French members believe they will vote for Jean-Luc Melenchon.

It is worth noting that the Interministerial Committee for the Prevention of Deviance and Extremism in France (CIPDR), attached to the Ministry of the Interior, targeted several French people in a series of tweets on its Twitter account at the end of last July. citizens who oppose Islamophobia, including journalist Fayza Ben Mohamed.

After this procedure by the French state, Fayza Ben Mohamed was subjected to a wave of harassment, verbal assault and insults on social media platforms, and this situation continued for several weeks and affected her personal and professional life.

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