The recent mosque shooting in Bayonne was just the latest violent attack against France’s Muslims. The secularist left has long rejected the idea of “Islamophobia” — but as the far right goes mainstream, Muslims’ calls for solidarity have become impossible to ignore.
Nick Riemer is an Australian academic and political activist currently living in France.
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BDS opponents are wrong — boycotts are well within the bounds of academic conduct.
The rise of Islamophobia in France grew out of elites’ need to manage working-class resistance.
Leading progressive intellectuals are using their influence to disparage refugees and excuse elites.