“Sailing” influencers on social networks

On the Tiktok network, hundreds of teenagers stage their desire to wear the veil in their college or high school, or encourage others to veil themselves. A fashion that worries the prevention of radicalization.

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Leia is in high school. Like hundreds of thousands of adolescents, it is also active on the Tiktok network. She even has a certain notoriety, with 57,000 subscribers and 2 million “likes”. In the short video clips that make the success of this Chinese application, which competes today with Instagram, she does playback on French rap songs or shares her “outfits”, her clothes of the day. With one difference: Leia only appears veiled.

A choice which she proudly claims, smile on his lips. “The return of confusion with the CPE [Senior Education Advisor] because of the” Torchon on my head “”, she wrote as a legend to a clip of August 31. In another, she is delighted to “see [her] friends veil one by one”, or greets “guys who look back when we withdraw our sails in front of high school”, on the lyrics of a song by rapper Gazo , Assagis.

There are easily hundreds, if not thousands, clips of the same ilk, made by teenagers of 13, 14, 15, 16 years. The #voile has 447 million views on the platform, and declines the same encouragement to wear the veil and the same misunderstanding in front of the refusal of establishments, most often against the backdrop of extracts of rap songs – to the words sometimes far away Muslim piety. Difficult to read animosity: many clips show veiled girls alongside friends who are not, or non -Muslim teenagers testifying to their sadness in front of the vision of their comrades who remove their veil before Enter high school.

“Lower the look in their presence”

In a message viewed 403,000 times, two teenage girls in veil and Abaya dance, smile on his lips. The legend: “We managed to set foot in high school with the veil.” Others greet a supervisor who closes her eyes, a third demonstrates her Abaya, who is “too good because [she] can Put the belt or not. Suddenly, like those that go in class or work, it’s too good, they can do nothing [to say].

The most frequent Tiktok posts stage the obligation to withdraw religious clothing in front of the doors of establishments. “No one knows what we feel when we remove our veil,” denounces Ysmnee, who obtains 7,600 “I like” on his post. “May Allah facilitate us,” chants comments. Boys also make clips to support these girls.

Others suggest tricky. Ines, offers a “sailing tutorial” to transform the scarf into a turban, easier to pass during lessons. Another tip, the wide banner, over which we add the hood of a sweater or a cap. Sirine gives advice when you can’t do otherwise than removing it: “Always do tied hairstyles (buns/braids) so that you don’t see the length or nature of your hair”, ” You don’t sit next door or in front of boys. “

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