A 16-year-old French high school student has been told to go into hiding after receiving several death threats for insulting Islam on social media. Mila, from Lyon, in eastern France, shared a series of short Instagram videos in response to what she said was online homophobic and racist abuse from religious fanatics.
The teenager, who regularly posts videos of herself singing on her Instagram profile, told those who were abusing her that she hated religion, there was nothing but hate in the Islamic holy book and that Islam itself was sh*t.
She subsequently received a torrent of abuse, alongside a number of serious death threats, that has led to her requiring a police escort.
‘I can no longer set foot in my high school, and I can’t even change my high school because it’s the whole of France that wants me dead,’ she told feminist publication Bellica.