The Forbidden Zone documentary caused a stir.
Broadcast on Sunday evening and devoted to separatism and radical Islam, the journalists of M6 proposed a vast investigation entitled "
Faced with the danger of radical Islam, the responses of the State
", exploring the influence of Salafism in particular in the city of Roubaix.
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Since its broadcast, the lawyer Amine Elbahi who appears in several sequences has received several death threats.
My phone number has circulated on social networks, several calls for murder have been broadcast
”, reported the young enarque on the set of BFM TV.
I am threatened with beheading, slaughter, attacking me because I held a speech of truth with my face uncovered and in particular on the inaction of the mayor of my commune
", he says. .
Originally from Roubaix, Amine Elbahi evokes in the report the Islamization that he says he observes of the population of Roubaix, the poorest city in France. During a sequence, the Roubaisien walks through a city street (rue de Lannoy), "
one of the largest streets since it leads to the city center
". The lawyer shows "
five or six halal butchers
", ready-to-wear stores with "
the full veil, the niqab
The camera slips into a children's shop where the dolls are faceless because
"only Allah created"
, explains the saleswoman between two receipts.
It is a call to exclude oneself from the national community and to adhere to a more rigorous practice of Islam,
” he regrets.
Later, the lawyer deplores the
of the authorities when he tried to alert them to the radicalization of his sister, who left for Syria.
The mayor of Roubaix in question
Above all denouncing the complacency of the town hall which allegedly subsidized an association accused of Islamic proselytism, Amine Elbahi points the finger in particular at the inaction of the mayor Guillaume Delbar who is now being prosecuted for "
misappropriation of public funds through negligence
The lawyer accused from 2020 the school support association “
Ambitions and initiatives for success
” (AAIR) of providing “
” even though it received subsidies from the town hall.
He had alerted the prefecture but also written to the mayor, highlighting that “
several clues make it possible to understand that this association does not respect republican values and the principle of secularism.
“, without the latter reacting.
After the broadcast of the documentary, the mayor reacted this time in a press release.
This association has been unanimously supported by communities for years (…) I may have been deceived, I could have been wrong.
But the debate should not be manipulated by those who see separatists everywhere,
”he said in particular.