Keyword: Rokhaya Diallo
The head of France's independent advisory commission on digital affairs and most of the commission's members have resigned after the government ordered the removal from among them of a prominent black feminist and anti-racism activist after complaints from the Right about her militant actions and outspoken comments on 'institutional racism' in the country.
As the first cracks appear in the “national unity” urged by President François Hollande, the spotlight has been turned on the reaction of French Muslims. Ahead of Sunday's 'Republican march' to show solidarity over the Charlie Hebdo killings, the far right and sections of the Right have called on France's Muslims to condemn the massacre publicly. On the Left, opinions are divided on the issue. Mediapart's Hubert Huertas argues that we are faced with two very different visions of France – one that demands assimilation, the other that embraces diversity.