(PARIS, France.) JUST IN: Three teenagers charged for threatening to murder high-school girl for anti-Islamic comments on Instagram post that went viral – revived debate in country about freedom of speech, and highlighted deep societal divisions on the topic #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.19: The Muslims who threatened Mila do not accept the principle of the freedom of speech. They are unlikely ever to do so. Either France will defend that principle, or surrender it. That goes for all the other countries in the free world as well. And despite these charges, so far, the record of defense of this idea, the linchpin of any free society, is not good:

France: Three Muslim teens charged for threatening to murder high-school girl for criticizing Islam France charges teens for death threats over anti-Islam remarks,” Al Jazeera, June 17, 2020 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Three teenagers have been charged in France after a high-school girl received death threats for expletive-laden social media remarks about Islam, according to a prosecutor: The case of 16-year-old Mila – who made her remarks about Islam on an Instagram post that went viral – revived debate in France about freedom of speech, and highlighted deep societal divisions on the topic.

Mila’s family was placed under police protection amid the fallout, and she had to change schools: On Wednesday, Vienne Prosecutor Audrey Quey said three teens – one aged 16 and two aged 17 – have been charged in the case….………The 17-year-olds admitted to investigators earlier this month that they had collected Mila’s private online data and passed it on to the younger boy….

In February, French President Emmanuel Macron came out in defence of Mila, saying the right to blaspheme was enshrined in the constitution and that she needed to be protected: An investigation into possible charges of provoking racial hatred against Mila was abandoned in January….

#AceNewsDesk report …………………Published: June.19: 2020: