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A teenager threatened for a joke on the Mecca pilgrimage

The young man has received numerous threatening and insulting messages on Twitter after comparing the crowd in Mecca to a television game.

The joke has earned him insults and threats. Teenager threatened after joke posted on Twitter, reports The Parisian. The young man had posted a photo of the pilgrimage to Mecca accompanied by a reference to a game show. " PRDR [pété de rire, ndlr] There's a lot of people at InZeBoite ", He tweeted, referring to Gulli's show in which the winners of a quiz clash in a labyrinth in a black box.

The reactions were not long in coming, many people blaming the teenager for disrespecting the Muslim religion. According to the Paris daily, some have even called to physically attack the boy. Faced with the torrent of insults, he issued a second message Sunday morning saying he had " never wanted to offend anyone And adding, " Stop wanting violence for nothing, there is a lot worse in this world and on Twitter ". He also received many messages of support, some political figures reacting directly on the social network.

Marlène Schiappa, State Secretary for Equality between Women and Men, for example, recalled that France is a secular republic where everyone can criticize and mock religions without being threatened with death for that! ". " Blasphemy does not exist, she added, however cyberbullying pack is punished since this summer by law ". The teenager also received the support of Raphaël Enthoven, the latter saying that " the problem of fundamentalists is not faith but impiety. If they really believed in God, they would make fun of laughter ". according to The Parisian, the Pharos platform of the National Police has been seized several times by Internet users and the facts have been reported to the investigators. The teenager did not suppress his message.

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