French Muslim rapper calls off shows at Bataclan after protests

Far-right groups say concerts were ‘sacrilege’ to 2015 shooting victims but Medine accused them of exploiting families’ pain

A French rapper known for his provocative pro-Muslim lyrics has cancelled two concerts at the Bataclan, where 90 people were shot dead when gunmen stormed the venue during the November 2015 terror attacks in Paris.

Medine, a French-born singer of Algerian descent, had drawn fire from rightwing politicians as well as some of the victims’ families after announcing the shows at the historic concert hall.

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