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(en) France, Alternative Libertaire - fascism, Harassed on one side, betrayed on the other: courage, Sonia Nour ! by AL Montreuil (fr, it, pt) [machine translation]
Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:15:50 +0300
That the extreme right demands the head of an Afro-feminist and communist militant, is
usual. That his boss, the mayor PCF of La Courneuve, soaped the board, it is less. Shame
on him, and support her ! ---- Sonia Nour is a well-known Afro-feminist and communist
activist on the social network Facebook, where she regularly defends anti-social policies
and sexist or racist hypocrisies, with a certain taste for controversy. ---- In a post
published in the aftermath of the Marseille bombing, she dared to compare the media
treatment of jihadist killings with the silence surrounding patriarchal violence - in
France, a woman dies under the blows of her partner days or three days, on average. ----
The remark is pertinent, but Sonia Nour wrote a little too fast. And committed a fault in
qualifying the jihadist as a " martyr " without setting quotation marks. Yet for all
those who read it ordinarily, it is obvious that this is an awkwardness that does not
reflect his thought. This awkwardness - on which it will return later - will however cause
a scandal whose repercussions will have nothing virtual.
Three hours after the publication of this note, Boris Le Lay, a notorious fascist troll ,
sounded the tocsin in the fachosphere. And called to write to the mayor of La Courneuve
(93), employer of Sonia Nour, to " demand his dismissal ".
Twenty-four hours later, the extreme right web was filled with articles that had been more
or less transplanted on top of each other to denounce an insult to " France, " and Sonia
Nour was bombarded with messages of insult, threats of death or rape - largely accompanied
by racist comments.
At first she answered with irony.
Then with annoyance.
Finally, she tried to use pedagogy.
But the stab in the back came from his " comrade " and employer. On 3 October, Gilles
Poux, PCF Mayor of La Courneuve, suspended Sonia Nour and summoned her to a disciplinary
council for her " excessively serious statements ... which minimize and trivialize acts
of terrorism " . Shame on this sad sire, otherwise unfavorably known for the brutality of
his policy towards the Roma .
Sonia Nour, who asked the CGT to defend her, received support from the CPF - even though
the leadership of the party is still silent.
Let it not disarm ; that she does not give up expressing herself. She will emerge from
this wretched affair with her head held high. The extreme right will soon get tired and
look for other outlets to its hatred. But the cowards who, on the left, have let it fall,
will bite their fingers long.
Guillaume Davranche (AL Montreuil), October 5, 2017
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