Hijabi quits The Voice after her antisemitic and pro-Palestine social media posts are discovered

In her 2016 remarks Ibtissem, the show’s first contender to perform while wearing a Muslim head covering, wrote following the murder of a priest in Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray by an Islamist that “the real terrorist[s] are our government.”

Well, isn’t that a way to divert attention from your own community! Of course, the government are trying to terrorize citizens and coerce them to follow, but not followers of Islam.

Side note: Why is it every time a Muslim woman comes to the spotlight for doing something “amazing,” they are later found to have made antisemitic remarks and have their reputation brought low?

Consider recently, the hijabi hair model (how does that work?) that was the Left’s latest diversity hero, who stepped down after tweets saying Israel is full of ‘child murderers’ were discovered.

Also, a popular case of a young Muslim girl, Zakia Belkhiri, who took selfies with anti-Islam protesters in Belgium. She was widely praised for her action [The Telegraph, May 23, 2016]. Soon, some of her antisemitic tweets were discovered: “Hitler didn’t kill all the Jews, he left some. So we know why he was killing them.” The BBC reported:

[I]n another Facebook post from March 2014, she used an expletive to describe Jews before adding: ‘I hate them so much.'”

Not unsurprisingly, many major media outlets did not follow up on this part of the story.

It could be perhaps the Qur’an, the basis for the Muslim religion, demonizes the Jews.

As Robert Spencer has listed out:

[T]he Qur’an depicts the Jews as fabricating things and falsely ascribing them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181), denying Allah’s power (5:64); loving to listen to lies (5:41); disobeying Allah and never observing his commands (5:13); disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); and more. It says they are the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82) and that Allah transformed Sabbath-breaking Jews into apes and pigs (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166).

To read more about Muslim antisemitism, consider these reports:

From JTA:

In her 2016 remarks Ibtissem, the show’s first contender to perform while wearing a Muslim head covering, wrote following the murder of a priest in Saint-Etienne-du Rouvray by an Islamist that “the real terrorist[s] are our government.”

The same year, one day after a jihadist terrorist attack in Nice in which 86 people died, she seemed to peddle a popular conspiracy theory that Muslims are being framed for false-flag attacks.

“It’s becoming a routine: An attack each week!! And sure enough, the ‘terrorist’ takes with him his identity CARD. Of course, when planning a dirty you always take papers! #DontTakeUsForFools,” she wrote on Facebook.

In a separate post in 2016, Ibtissem said her country has “a shitty society,” that she is “sick of the French system” and that she’s “eager to get the hell out of here.”

The National, February 9, 2018. (Archive link)

A French-Arab singer has quit her place on TV show The Voice France after facing a backlash for pro-Palestine comments she had made on social media in the past.

Mennel Ibtissem, 22, announced her decision to leave the programme on Friday following days of controversy over the posts and calls to quit.

In a video posted on Facebook she said: “I’ve never meant to hurt anyone and the idea that I would do it on purpose pains me a lot.

“[I’ll] keep spreading my message of peace and tolerance, far from all types of fanaticism.”

The row emerged after her acclaimed performance on the show last Saturday, in which she impressed the judges with a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.

After her smooth English and then French take of the first verse, which showcased her quavering jazzy vocals, she transitioned into the Arabic language, with the Hallelujah refrain replaced with an equally stirring ‘Ya Ilahi’, which translates to ‘My God’.

The video went viral with more than 900,000 views on YouTube, and led to her becoming a favourite to win the show.

In the social media posts, which have since been deleted, Ms Ibtissem declared her support for Palestine and also criticised the French government for attacks in Paris and Nice.

Some of her tweets from years ago urged the UK to “#StopArmingIsrael”. She also condemned Israel for “terrorising innocent civilians”….