RAIR Foundation USA recently reported on Mila, a gay high school student in France who lives under 24-hour police protection after criticizing Islam when she was sixteen. For the past eighteen months, she has had to live like a fugitive in her own country. In her first TV interview in over a year, Mila discusses her daily life of living like a prisoner in her own home and city and her struggles with isolation, loneliness, and feelings of abandonment by France. Mila shined a spotlight on her country’s “cowardly” desertion, ultimately leading to what Mila sees as her truncated future by Islamic assassination.
While the trial of the thirteen people who sent hundreds of thousands of death threats to Mila is about to be held, the teenager sat down with French news station TF1 for an interview. The now 18-year-old Mila is about to release a book entitled “I Am the Price of Your Freedom.”
Mila’s life is in a constant state of danger since she stood up to anti-gay attacks from a Muslim man in January 2020. Islam does not just disapprove of homosexuality; Islamic law teaches that it is a vile form of fornication, punishable by death.
Hundreds of thousands of death threats have been directed at Mila. She was doxxed, forced into hiding, and has lived under massive police protection for a year and a half. The teenager had to be moved to a new school to ‘guarantee her safety after receiving death threats and threats to rape her.’ Meanwhile, those who threatened Mila were able to stay in school with no consequence.
Unfortunately, even at the new Military school, Mila’s life was under such serious threat they would no longer allow her to attend. Mila was forced into isolation and had to be homeschooled. “It is difficult to understand how a military school could not assume my protection,” stated Mila. As a result, Mila explains that she has had to give up on ever attending college.
Living In A Prison
Mila’s life and that of her parents have become hell. The teenager described how it feels like being isolated and living as a prisoner in a supposed “free” country. “Even when I am outside, I am in prison,” explains Mila. She must disguise herself every day to avoid being killed or injured on the streets of France. Her frustration of having to hide her identity is wearing on her. An emotional Mila explains,
I’m in prison in layers of clothes and different makeup. I’m told: “It’s not right, you mustn’t go out like that, you must put on a wig, put on a hat.” Now that I have blue hair, they ask me to wear hats, but I don’t want to! So then I look like a fly, with the big coat when it’s hot, with a mask, sunglasses, and a rotten hat…No, I’m not Inspector Gadget! I’m a woman; I walk down the street. I need to live. So, It’s very difficult to go out in camouflage like that.
Most leftists and Muslims in France believe Mila brought the insults, threats of public lynching, burning her alive, throwing acid on her, the threats of rape, and death onto herself. Meanwhile, many people who support Mila remain publicly silent out of fear for their own lives.
Mila addressed France’s submission to Islam, stating that France’s nation is “fragile and cowardly,” adding that “nobody does anything because people are afraid.” But even ” with a knife to her throat,” Mila bravely assures the interviewer, “I will never stop talking.”
Mila’s supporters are not wrong to be concerned about the consequences of making Muslims angry. Islam prescribes death for detractors. Under Sharia, those who “insult” Muhammad or Allah are to be executed. The Qur’an asserts that those who insult and mock Islam or its Prophet may be killed or condemned to hell.
Muslims have put Mila, France, and the rest of the free world on notice: if you insult Muhammad, Islam, their holy books, or even fail to consider Islamic law (Sharia) in all things, we will harm you.
Will Mila Be Alive in Five Years?
Mila was asked how she sees her life in the next five and ten years. The teenager’s response was both heartbreaking and terrifying,
I see myself maybe burned to a crisp, maybe with my leg blown off, or maybe dead. Maybe I’ll be dead in five years. There’s no way I’m going to be alive, and I’m completely calm telling you this. I know it’s not normal. I can still say it to myself and in certain moments I start to cry because I’m not able to see my future like others.
Islamic assassinations, attacks, and citizens living under 24-hour police protection in France are part of a new normal in a country struggling with mass illegal migration. France is the main Islamic country in Europe, with 8.8% of its population now being Muslim. According to Gatestone, Islam is the second-largest religion in France but comes first if one counts active practitioners.
After the 2015 Charlie Hebdo Islamic terrorist attacks rocked France, any writings or words critical of Islam make anyone a target for assassination attempts and intimidation campaigns. Many French politicians, media, teachers, and businesses fearing for their lives respond with self-censorship and submission to Islam.
“Those Who Are Offended, It Is Not My Problem”
The law in France allows blasphemy, even if, in fact, Mila is paying a heavy price for it. In the name of her right to “blasphemy,” Mila expressed she does not regret a single word she said, “those who are offended, it is not my problem…I have insulted a religion, but not the believers.” Mila added, “I know the difference between Muslims, whom I appreciate and who practice their religion in peace and with respect for others, and political Islam.”
Watch a portion of Mila’s interview with French news station TF1 that RAIR has translated,
In your book you include many of the messages you received. One of them ends by saying to you: “You have been taken prisoner in your own country.” Mila: —He’s right. He’s right! Who could say anything to the contrary? Even when I’m out, I’m in prison. I’m in prison in layers of clothes and different makeup. I’m told: “It’s not right, you mustn’t go out like that, you must put on a wig, put on a hat.” Now that I have blue hair, they ask me to wear hats, but I don’t want to! So then I look like a fly, with the big coat when it’s hot, with a mask, sunglasses, and a rotten hat…No, I’m not Inspector Gadget! I’m a woman; I walk down the street. I need to live. So, It’s very difficult to go out in camouflage like that. Interviewer: You write: “I’ve been abandoned by a fragile and cowardly nation. Mila: —The nation is fragile and cowardly! I used these words and I don’t mince my words. I was convinced that my country was not like that. We need to stand together. Although there’s a silent majority who “support” me, they probably won’t ever do anything. I appreciate these people, and thank you for supporting me, but I still see cowardice all around me. Nobody does anything, because people are afraid. It’s not a question of that, and I’d never be so pretentious to say that I’m more courageous than others, that I’m stronger, or more powerful than someone else, because that’s not the case. Yes, I’m seen as a symbol because I’m not afraid; I continue to express myself as I see fit. Even if someone puts a knife to my throat. I will never stop speaking. On the other hand, I’m still a young woman who doesn’t even know what to think about her future right now… When I’m asked: “How do you see yourself in five years, in ten years?” I see myself maybe burned to a crisp, maybe with my leg blown off, or maybe dead. Maybe I’ll be dead in five years. There’s no way I’m going to be alive, and I’m completely calm telling you this. I know it’s not normal. I can still say it to myself and in certain moments I start to cry because I’m not able to see my future like others.