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CCIF’s anti-Islamophobia ads banned from public transport in Paris

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CCIF’s anti-Islamophobia ads banned from public transport in Paris

Lila Charef hints that that these ads were not banned because of “political and religious connotations” but rather for reasons yet not clear.

CCIF spokeswoman Lila Charef said: “Just because a poster shows a religious symbol, does not make it religious. On the contrary, our message is all-inclusive. We are still asking ourselves about the real motivation of this refusal.

“This campaign targets prejudice, Islamaphobia and stigmatising dialogue which divides citizens rather than bringing them together while our country moves through a difficult period socially and economically.”

In a country like France in which freedom of expression should be cherished, it is being maligned.  It almost seems as if this ad was banned because it was anti-Islamophobic not because of its political and religious connotations.

(Via Islamophobia-Watch.com)

CCIF’s anti-Islamophobia ads banned from public transport in Paris

An anti-Islamophobia campaign has been banned from Paris public transport because of its political and religious connotations.

The publicity section of buses and Metro authority RATP, Médiatransport, has banned three posters by the Collectif contre l’Islamophobie en France (CCIF).

The CCIF has made public a letter explaining RATP’s conclusion that the appearance of symbols like the veil, payots (side curls worn by Orthodox Jews) and crucifixes alongside the phrase “We (too) are the nation” plus the French flag was politically charged.

One of the posters of the “We (too) are the nation” campaign is a reworking of the Tennis Court Oath painting by Jacques-Louis David (depicting a key meeting in the run-up to the French Revolution), redesigned to give a more diverse range of religious and ethnic identities to the figures involved.

CCIF spokeswoman Lila Charef said: “Just because a poster shows a religious symbol, does not make it religious. On the contrary, our message is all-inclusive. We are still asking ourselves about the real motivation of this refusal.

“This campaign targets prejudice, Islamaphobia and stigmatising dialogue which divides citizens rather than bringing them together while our country moves through a difficult period socially and economically.”

The Connexion, 14 November 2012

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7 Comments »

  1. France in two decades more evolved from us-in a good way!

  2. How is banning a message of inclusion because it has religious symbols more evolved? France once again takes separation of religion from state far to the extreme.

  3. Way to make yourselves look like asses, France. I wonder if they also ban Islamophobic posters and ads?

  4. take note people, this is what: Liberté, égalité,and fraternité looks like…..

  5. take note people, this is what: Liberté, égalité,and fraternité looks like…..

  6. Plan B.

    Guerrilla advertizing!

  7. their usual attitude !
    ====================
    hey dear brothers & sisters ,
    please watch this video & try to help us publishing it , to correct some of the distorted image about arabs & muslims
    it’s in english , so you can send it to your english talking friends
    but watch it at first , you will like it
    & thank you , God bless you all :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLgzq1OYd1A

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