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Muslim Rapper Cancels Bataclan Concerts. French Far-Right Celebrates.

Sep 21, 2018 - The New York Times

A French rapper has canceled two concerts next month at the Bataclan in Paris — the hall where 89 people died in a terrorist attack in 2015 — because of potential protests by those on the far-right.

Médine, who is Muslim, announced the cancellations in an Instagram postand on Twitter on Friday. “Some far-right groups have planned to organize demonstrations whose purpose is to divide, not hesitating to manipulate and rekindle the pain of the families of the victims,” he said.

“Out of respect for these same families and to guarantee public safety, the concerts will be canceled,” he said...