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I wrote this for The National*, Abu Dhabi. I would not wish to suggest that the left suddenly embraces some sinister characters who would suppress freedom of expression. I am broadly of the left and am well aware that censorious elements have always been there, from Stalin apologists onwards. But this issue, of current interest especially in France, struck me as worthy of a closer look ...
Zineb El Rhazoui is known as the most protected woman in France, under constant police surveillance to keep her from harm.
She is not a double agent, an underworld informer or a whistleblower whose information might bring down a rogue corporation. She is a writer, one of a small number in France of Muslim origin who have suffered abuse and even death threats because of the way they challenge extremism.